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Elmore Smith Basketball Card

Elmore Smith Basketball Card

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This Elmore Smith basketball card is number 19 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 Buffalo Braves center. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Elmore has 3 younger brothers playing basketball,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Elmore played for eight seasons in the NBA (1971-1979) as a member of the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Elmore led the league in blocks per game and total blocks in 1974. On October 28, 1973, Smith set the all-time single-game record of 17 blocks against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Object Name
card, basketball
date made
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Company, Inc.
Smith, Elmore
Topps Company, Inc.
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Company, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (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
African American
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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