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George Thompson Basketball Card

George Thompson Basketball Card

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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.
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Object Name
card, basketball
date made
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Thompson, George
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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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