Ed Manning Basketball Card

This Ed Manning basketball card is number 132 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 Portland Trail Blazers forward on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Ed played a key role in the Bullets stretch drive of 1968-69,” as well as a short biography and career statistics. 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.
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Object Name
card, basketball
date made
copyright date
Manning, Ed
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Basketball Cards
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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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