Loy Petersen Basketball Card


This Loy Petersen basketball card is number 37 in a series of 99 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1969-70 National Basketball Association season. The card is longer than standard cards, measuring 2½" by 4 11/16". The front of the card features a blue oval inset surrounded by drawn figures playing basketball. Inside the inset is a posed picture of the Chicago Bulls guard. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Loy has visions of the Bulls making the Playoffs,” as well as a short biography and career statistics. Petersen played just 69 games in his NBA career all with the Chicago Bulls.

It is apparent Petersen 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: Petersen, LoyMaker: Topps Chewing GumNBA Properties, Inc.

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


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0568.151Accession Number: 1982.0568Catalog Number: 1982.0568.151

Object Name: card, basketball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-319b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_665138

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