Steve Patterson Basketball Card

Description
This Steve Patterson basketball card is number 73 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 Cleveland Cavaliers center on a blue background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Steve had his tonsils removed after rookie camp in 1971,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Patterson played most of his five-year NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the 1975-76 season, Patterson was traded by the Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls. After finishing that season, Patterson was released by the Bulls, thus ending his NBA career.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1973
copyright date
1969
depicted
Patterson, Steve
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
1982.0568.033
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.033
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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