Willie Norwood Basketball Card

Description
This Willie Norwood basketball card is number 39 in a series of 264 manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1973-1974 NBA season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Detroit Pistons forward. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Willie played 1 year of Basketball in France,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Norwood played in the NBA for seven years beginning in 1971 and ending in 1978. Norwood spent the bulk of his career with the Detroit Pistons, but also played two years for the Seattle SuperSonics, and had a brief 19-game stint with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1978.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1973
copyright date
1969
depicted
Norwood, Willie
publisher
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
maker
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1982.0568.032
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.032
subject
Basketball
Professional
Basketball Cards
Sports
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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