Gary Gregor Basketball Card

Description
This Gary Gregor basketball card is number 11 in a series of 99 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1969-70 National Basketball Association season. The card is longer than standard cards, measuring 2½" by 4 11/16". The front of the card features a green oval inset surrounded by drawn figures playing basketball. Inside the inset is a posed picture of the Atlanta Hawks forward. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Gary was traded in exchange for Paul Silas,” as well as a short biography and career statistics. Gregor played six seasons in the NBA and ABA with the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, and New York Nets from 1968 to 1974.
It is apparent Gregor is wearing his jersey backwards, which looks strange compared to modern cards but was common in basketball cards until the early 1970s. It is believed that the players would forfeit their fee to the team if the team name appeared so many players wore their jerseys backwards, wore their warm-ups, or posed in such a way to obscure the team name.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1969
depicted
Gregor, Gary
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1982.0568.149
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.149
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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