Randy Smith Basketball Card

This Topps Randy Smith basketball card is number 173 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. of New York, New York for the 1973-1974 NBA season. The front of the card features a posed picture of Buffalo Braves guard Randy Smith. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Randy set College High jump Mark of 6’ 10.75”,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Smith played in the NBA from 1971-1983, spending most of his career with the Buffalo Braves (who became the San Diego Clippers in 1978). Smith was a two-time NBA All-Star, winning the All-Star Game MVP award in 1978. Known for his hustle, defense, and athleticism, Smith Smith would miss only eight games throughout his entire 12-year career. From 1972 to 1982 he set a then-NBA record of 906 consecutive games played.
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card, basketball
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Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Smith, Randy
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
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Basketball Cards
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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