Mike Lewis Basketball Card

Description
This Mike Lewis basketball card is number 219 in a series of 264 manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1973-1974 NBA/ ABA season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Carolina Cougars center dribbling a red, white and blue American Basketball Association basketball. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Mike suffered an Achilles Heel Injury Last Season,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Mike played his entire six-season career in the ABA, playing for the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota/ Pittsburgh Pipers, Pittsburgh Condors, and Carolina Cougars. Lewis was an ABA All-Star in 1971. The Achilles tendon injury mentioned on the back of the card ended Mike’s career, as he only played in three games for the Cougars during the 1973-1974 season.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1973
copyright date
1970
1971
publisher
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
depicted
Lewis, Mike
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
1982.0568.026
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.026
subject
Basketball
Professional
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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