Elmore Smith Basketball Card


This Elmore Smith basketball card is number 76 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Buffalo Braves center on a pink background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Elmore is first 7-footer to play for Braves,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.

Elmore played in the NBA from 1971-1979 as a member of the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Elmore led the league in blocks in 1974 with an average of 4.9 per game, which remains the third-highest ever recorded for a single season. Smith also set the single-game record for blocks with 17 in a 1973 game against Portland.

Date Made: 1972Copyright Date: 1973

Publisher: NBA Properties, Inc.Topps Chewing GumDepicted: Smith, ElmoreMaker: Topps Company, Inc.NBA Properties, Inc.

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Name Of Sport Or Game: BasketballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: SportsAfrican American


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0568.108Accession Number: 1982.0568Catalog Number: 1982.0568.108

Object Name: card, basketball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (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/ng49ca746ac-3556-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_665045

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