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Neal Walk Basketball Card

Neal Walk Basketball Card

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Description
This Neal Walk basketball card is number 98 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 Phoenix Suns center. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Neal was the Second player chosen in the 1969 College Draft,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
From 1966-1984 the first pick in the NBA draft was decided by a coin flip between the teams with the worst record in each division. In 1969 the Suns picked Walk after losing the toss. Winning the flip, the Milwaukee Bucks chose Lew Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1973
depicted
Walk, Neal
maker
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1982.0568.049.1
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.049.1
subject
Sports
Basketball
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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