Complete Visual Guide to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cards

Complete Visual Guide to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cards

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was literally a giant among men, towering over seven feet in height and dominating the NBA for many years. Although he was a disruptive force on defense, Abdul-Jabbar was most feared on the offensive side of the game and is still the all-time NBA leader for points scored in a career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's vintage cards maintain considerable popularity and, outside of his rookie card, are generally not rough on the wallet.

While the cardboard options were not exactly plentiful when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar roamed NBA courts, there was still consistent basketball card production for most of that time. Starting with the Milwaukee Bucks and finishing with the Los Angeles Lakers, the bulk of his career was covered by Topps, with Star Company and Fleer filling in at the end. Abdul-Jabbar's rookie card, found in 1969-70 Topps, is his most valuable card and all the cards referenced below remain in decent supply.

For a complete look at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar collectibles, including key autograph cards and an autographed memorabilia guide, view our Kareem Abdul-Jabbar profile.

The following list includes images for each of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar primary base cards, and at least one card is included for nearly every year of his active playing career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar officially changed his name from Lew Alcindor in 1971, but it was not reflected on his Topps cards until 1972-73. There were no official NBA cards during the 1982-83 season and the various subset and insert cards from each product are not included. Team, oddball and regional cards were also produced during this time, but they are not featured in the list.

Visual Guide to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Base Cards

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MAGIC JOHNSON & KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR 1984 Penny Insert Trading Coin Card
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2012 Panini Golden Age #131 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lot of 9 B53548
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1979-80 Topps #10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar AS - EX-MT
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Kareem Abdul Jabbar 1993 Lakers Forum # BC4 Card
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1978-9 Topps #110 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
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2012-13 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR IMMACULATE NAMEPLATE NOBILITY "J" #ED 7 12
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IC) 1985 Star Miller Lite #8 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar *Los Angeles Lakers
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2013-14 Flawless Autographs RUBY on-card Auto #'d 14 15
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KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR 2012 Panini BLACK FRIDAY 1 1 PRESS PROOF Chrome VERY RARE SP
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2013-14 Panini Preferred Autograph Auto #504 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 19 20 Lakers
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1979-80 TOPPS #10 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR LAKERS
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1974-75 TOPPS #144 BOB McADOO KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR 'PISTOL' PETE MARAVICH
$12.00

1987 Fleer #1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers ISA 10 GEM MINT
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1972-73 TOPPS #172 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR NATE 'TINY' ARCHIBALD JOHN HAVLICEK
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1972-73 TOPPS #163 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR ALL-STAR W WILT CHAMBERLAIN
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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