Neal Walk Basketball Card

Description
This Neal Walk basketball card is number 98 in a series of 264 manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1973-1974 NBA season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Phoenix Suns center. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Neal was the Second player chosen in the 1969 College Draft,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
From 1966-1984 the first pick in the NBA draft was decided by a coin flip between the teams with the worst record in each conference. In 1969 the Suns picked Walk after losing the toss. Winning the flip, the Milwaukee Bucks chose Lew Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1973
copyright date
1969
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
depicted
Walk, Neal
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
1982.0568.049
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.049
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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