Dick Van Arsdale Basketball Card

Dick Van Arsdale Basketball Card

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This Dick Van Arsdale basketball card is number 25 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 guard. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Dick was the Suns’ first selection in the 1968 expansion draft,” as well as a short biographical sketch and career statistics.
Van Arsdale played 12 seasons in the NBA, his first three with the New York Knicks, and his final nine with Phoenix. He was a three-time All-Star and had his number retired by the Phoenix Suns. Dick's twin brother, Tom Van Arsdale, also was a three-time all-star in the NBA.
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Van Arsdale, Dick
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
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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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