Steve Patterson Basketball Card


This Steve Patterson basketball card is number 73 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 Cleveland Cavaliers center on a blue background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Steve had his tonsils removed after rookie camp in 1971,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics. Steve played for the Cavaliers from 1971-1975, finishing his career with the Chicago Bulls in 1976.

Date Made: 1973

Depicted: Patterson, SteveMaker: NBA Properties, Inc.Topps Chewing Gum

Subject: Sports, Basketball, Professional

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0568.033.1Accession Number: 1982.0568Catalog Number: 1982.0568.033.1

Object Name: card, basketball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_1415033

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