George Thompson Basketball Card

Description:

This George Thompson basketball card is number 221 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 American Basketball Association (ABA) season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Memphis Tams guard on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “George’s uniform #24 was retired by Marquette,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.

Thompson played in the ABA from 1969-1974 for the Pittsburgh Pipers, Pittsburgh Condors, and Memphis Tams. He was a three time All-Star in the ABA from 1972-1974. He spent the 1974-75 season playing in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks. On October 14, 1972, Thompson set a single-game ABA record for free throw attempts with 29, making 24 of them.

Date Made: 1972Copyright Date: 1969

Publisher: NBA Properties, Inc.Topps Chewing GumDepicted: Thompson, GeorgeMaker: Topps Chewing GumNBA Properties, Inc.

Name Of Sport Or Game: BasketballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: Sports

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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: 1982.0568.112Accession Number: 1982.0568Catalog Number: 1982.0568.112

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/ng49ca746ac-8557-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_665049

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