Zelmo Beaty Basketball Card

Description
This Zelmo Beaty basketball card is number 225 in a series of 264 manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. of New York, New York for the 1973-1974 American Basketball Association season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Utah Stars center. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image, followed by a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Zelmo "Big Z" Beaty was a two-time all-star in the NBA playing for the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks from 1962 to 1969. After signing to play for the ABA's Los Angeles Stars, Beaty was legally ordered to sit out the 1969-70 season. Joining the Stars (who had moved to Utah) for the 1970-71 season, Beaty would go on to win the 1971 ABA championship, the 1971 Playoff MVP award, would be a three-time ABA All-Star, and was named to the All-ABA 2nd Team twice by the time he retired in 1974.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1973
copyright date
1970
1971
depicted
Beaty, Zelmo
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
maker
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
1982.0568.005
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.005
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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