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Norm Van Lier Basketball Card

Norm Van Lier Basketball Card

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This Norm Van Lier basketball card is number 114 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 “Norm’s favorite food is lobster,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Royals, Norm played in the NBA from 1969 to 1979 with the Royals, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks. “Stormin’ Norman” was named to the NBA All-Star team three times and was best-known for his defensive tenacity, being named to the NBA All-Defensive Team eight times. In 1971, Van Lier led the NBA in total assists and assists per game.
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Object Name
card, basketball
date made
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Van Lier, Norm
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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