Clyde Lee Basketball Card

Description:

This Clyde Lee basketball card is number 93 in a series of 99 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1969-1970 National Basketball Association season. The card is longer than standard cards, measuring 2½" by 4 11/16". The front of the card features a red oval inset surrounded by drawn figures playing basketball. Inside the inset is a posed picture of the San Francisco Warrior’s forward. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “When not injured, Clyde’s defensive ability really makes the Warriors click,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.

It is apparent Lee is wearing his warm up in his photo, which looks strange compared to modern cards but was common in basketball cards until the early 1970s. It is believed that the player’s would forfeit their fee to the team if the team name appeared so many players wore their jerseys backwards, wore their warm-ups, or posed in such a way to obscure the team name.

Date Made: 1969

Depicted: Lee, ClydeMaker: Topps Chewing GumNBA Properties, Inc.

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BasketballLevel Of Sport: Professional

Subject:

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Basketball Cards

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0568.152.1Accession Number: 1982.0568Catalog Number: 1982.0568.152.1

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-8f2f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1415062

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