1971-1972 NBA Championship Card

Description
The 1972-1973 Topps basketball card set features a subset of cards (numbers 154-159) that highlighted the NBA Finals series from the previous year. Card number 159 features a recap of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. The front of the card features and in-game action photo of Lakers center, and Finals MVP, Wilt Chamberlain grabbing a rebound between the Knicks Bill Bradley and Luther Rackley, with the caption “Lakers are NBA champs.”
The back of the card features the final statistics of the 1971-1972 NBA finals series, which the Lakers won four-games-to-one over the Knicks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
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
1982.0568.127
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.127
subject
Basketball
Professional
Basketball Cards
Sports
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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