Jerry Sloan Basketball Card

Jerry Sloan Basketball Card

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This Jerry Sloan basketball card is number 11 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 National Basketball Association season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Chicago Bulls guard on a blue background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Jerry is the last of the original Bulls,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Jerry Sloan played in the NBA from 1965-1976. He played his first season with the Baltimore Bullets, who left him unprotected in the 1966 expansion draft where he became the first pick of the new Chicago Bulls franchise. He played the rest of his career in Chicago, where he was a two-time All-Star, and an All-Defensive team member six times. He coached the Bulls for three seasons from 1979-1982, before being named head coach of the Utah Jazz in 1988. He coached the Jazz for an NBA record 22 years until 2011, recorded 15 consecutive playoff appearances from 1989-2003, and lost two NBA Finals to the Chicago Bulls. He was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2009 as a coach.
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Sloan, Jerry
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
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National Museum of American History
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