Don Ohl Basketball Card

Description
This Don Ohl basketball card is number 128 in a series of 175 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1970-1971 National Basketball Association season. The card is longer than standard cards, measuring 2½ inches by 4 ¾ inches. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Cleveland Cavaliers guard on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Done led the Peoria Caterpillars to the National Amateur Championship in 1959-60,” as well as a short biography and career statistics. Don played ten years in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, and St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks.
The 1970-1971 Topps set often features players wearing their jersey backwards, wearing their warm-ups, or obscuring their team name via their pose. While the exact reason is unknown, it is believed that the players received a fee for their appearance on the card, which would be forfeited to the team if the team name appeared in the photograph.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1970
copyright date
ca 1968
depicted
Ohl, Don
maker
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
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
1982.0568.161
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.161
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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