1969-70 Topps Basketball Cards
The 1969-70 Topps Basketball Card Set consists of 99 "tall boy" cards, each measuring 2½" by 4 11/16". Sold in 10-card packs, the cards were issued as a single series, which included a checklist.
Topps featured the NBA's exciting new rookie, Lew Alcindor - who later changed his name to Kareem Abdul Jabbar - on card #25. The first national basketball card set in 8 years, the majority of the players in the 1969-70 Topps Basketball Card Set were making there first appearance on a card. The other rookies in the 1969-70 Topps Basketball Set include: #10 Nate Thurmond, #15 Connie Hawkins, #20 John Havlicek, #43 Bill Bradley, #45 Jerry Lucas, #60 Willis Reed, #75 Elvin Hayes, #80 Earl Monroe and #98 Walt Frazier.
By Dean Hanley