1975-76 Topps Basketball Cards

1975-76 Topps Basketball Cards

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It may not have the strongest rookie crop, but 1975-76 Topps Basketball might be among the cleanest designs of all the NBA/ABA sets the company ever produced.

At 330 cards, it was also the largest basketball product issued to that point.

1975-76 Topps Basketball Set Details

The 1975-76 Topps Basketball card fronts feature a player picture, with the team name above and the player's name below. The only other design element beyond a thin white border is diagonal striping in the upper-right corner.

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The backs are unique because they have more filler than other sets. Dominated by a large bisected circle, the top half of the circle contains the player's name, team, position and vital stats. The lower half has a couple of bullet points and sometimes a note about when the player was drafted. The card number appears in a green box in the upper-left corner and basketball drawings surround the circle. At the bottom is a year-by-year statistics line, which the circle is modified to fit.

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1975-76 Topps Basketball All-Star players are given a different design. Stars are placed inside the diagonal bars and a graphic pedestal surrounds the name at the bottom with specific information about the team. Again, these cards are not a separate subset, but sprinkled throughout as part of the regular cards. Again, the set is divided between NBA players (cards #1-220) and ABA players (cards #221-330). The cards were printed on three sheets, with 22 cards double-printed on the second printing sheet.

Following the previous pattern, there are a lot of subsets split up for the two leagues. A first-time subset features team checklists. While many of the cards showed a simple assembly of all the players and coaches, some cards stand out more than others. The Lakers team card displays floating heads for each member on the team, while the Supersonics are shown in front of an airplane.

Moses Malone, Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes, Maurice Lucas and Bobby Jones are the key rookies. The end of the '75-76 basketball season saw several ABA teams disappear and others join the NBA, so this is the final time the set was divided between the leagues.

Key 1975-76 Topps Basketball Cards:

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Set Checklist

1975-76 Topps Basketball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

330 cards.
Key: AS=All-Stars.
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1 1974-75 NBA Scoring Avg. Leaders
2 1974-75 NBA Field Goal Pct. Leaders
3 1974-75 NBA Free Throw Pct. Leaders
4 1974-75 NBA Rebounds Leaders
5 1974-75 NBA Assists Leaders
6 1974-75 NBA Steals Leaders
7 Tom Van Arsdale - Atlanta Hawks
8 Paul Silas - Boston Celtics
9 Jerry Sloan - Chicago Bulls
10 Bob McAdoo - Buffalo Braves AS
11 Dwight Davis - Golden State Warriors
12 John Mengelt - Detroit Pistons
13 George Johnson - Golden State Warriors
14 Ed Ratleff - Houston Rockets
15 Nate Archibald - Kansas City Kings AS
16 Elmore Smith - Milwaukee Bucks
17 Bob Dandridge - Milwaukee Bucks
18 Louie Nelson - New Orleans Jazz RC
19 Neal Walk - New York Knicks
20 Billy Cunningham - Philadelphia 76ers
21 Gary Melchionni - Phoenix Suns
22 Barry Clemens - Portland Trail Blazers
23 Jimmy Jones - Washington Bullets
24 Tom Burleson - Seattle SuperSonics RC
25 Lou Hudson - Atlanta Hawks
26 Henry Finkel - Boston Celtics
27 Jim McMillian - Buffalo Braves
28 Matt Guokas - Chicago Bulls
29 Fred Foster - Cleveland Cavaliers
30 Bob Lanier - Detroit Pistons
31 Jimmy Walker - Kansas City Kings
32 Cliff Meely - Houston Rockets
33 Butch Beard - Cleveland Cavaliers
34 Cazzie Russell - Los Angeles Lakers
35 Jon McGlocklin - Milwaukee Bucks
36 Bernie Fryer - New Orleans Jazz
37 Bill Bradley - New York Knicks
38 Fred Carter - Philadelphia 76ers
39 Dennis Awtrey - Phoenix Suns
40 Sidney Wicks - Portland Trail Blazers
41 Fred Brown - Seattle SuperSonics
42 Rowland Garrett - Chicago Bulls
43 Herm Gilliam - Atlanta Hawks
44 Don Nelson - Boston Celtics
45 Ernie DiGregorio - Buffalo Braves
46 Jim Brewer - Cleveland Cavaliers
47 Chris Ford - Detroit Pistons
48 Nick Weatherspoon - Washington Bullets
49 Zaid Abdul-Aziz - Houston Rockets
50 Keith Wilkes - Golden State Warriors RC
51 Ollie Johnson - Kansas City Kings
52 Lucius Allen - Los Angeles Lakers
53 Mickey Davis - Milwaukee Bucks
54 Otto Moore - New Orleans Jazz
55 Walt Frazier - New York Knicks AS
56 Steve Mix - Philadelphia 76ers
57 Nate Hawthorne - Phoenix Suns
58 Lloyd Neal - Portland Trail Blazers
59 Slick Watts - Seattle SuperSonics
60 Elvin Hayes - Washington Bullets
61 Checklist (#1-110)
62 Mike Sojourner - Atlanta Hawks
63 Randy Smith - Buffalo Braves
64 John Block - Chicago Bulls
65 Charlie Scott - Boston Celtics
66 Jim Chones - Cleveland Cavaliers
67 Rick Adelman - Kansas City Kings
68 Curtis Rowe - Detroit Pistons
69 Derrek Dickey - Golden State Warriors RC
70 Rudy Tomjanovich - Houston Rockets
71 Pat Riley - Los Angeles Lakers
72 Cornell Warner - Milwaukee Bucks
73 Earl Monroe - New York Knicks
74 Allan Bristow - Philadelphia 76ers RC
75 Pete Maravich - New Orleans Jazz
76 Curtis Perry - Phoenix Suns
77 Bill Walton - Portland Trail Blazers
78 Leonard Gray - Seattle SuperSonics
79 Kevin Porter - Washington Bullets
80 John Havlicek - Boston Celtics AS
81 Dwight Jones - Atlanta Hawks
82 Jack Marin - Buffalo Braves
83 Dick Snyder - Cleveland Cavaliers
84 George Trapp - Detroit Pistons
85 Nate Thurmond - Chicago Bulls
86 Charles Johnson - Golden State Warriors
87 Ron Riley - Houston Rockets
88 Stu Lantz - Los Angeles Lakers
89 Scott Wedman - Kansas City Kings RC
90 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers
91 Aaron James - New Orleans Jazz
92 Jim Barnett - New York Knicks
93 Clyde Lee - Philadelphia 76ers
94 Larry Steele - Portland Trail Blazers
95 Mike Riordan - Washington Bullets
96 Archie Clark - Seattle SuperSonics
97 Mike Bantom - Phoenix Suns
98 Bob Kauffman - Atlanta Hawks
99 Kevin Stacom - Boston Celtics RC
100 Rick Barry - Golden State Warriors AS
101 Ken Charles - Buffalo Braves
102 Tom Boerwinkle - Chicago Bulls
103 Mike Newlin - Houston Rockets
104 Leroy Ellis - Philadelphia 76ers
105 Austin Carr - Cleveland Cavaliers
106 Ron Behagen - New Orleans Jazz
107 Jim Price - Milwaukee Bucks
108 Bud Stallworth - New Orleans Jazz
109 Earl Williams - Detroit Pistons
110 Gail Goodrich - Los Angeles Lakers
111 Phil Jackson - New York Knicks
112 Rod Derline - Seattle SuperSonics
113 Keith Erickson - Phoenix Suns
114 Phil Lumpkin - Phoenix Suns
115 Wes Unseld - Washington Bullets
116 Atlanta Hawks Team Leaders
117 Boston Celtics Team Leaders
118 Buffalo Braves Team Leaders
119 Chicago Bulls Team Leaders
120 Cleveland Cavaliers Team Leaders
121 Detroit Pistons Team Leaders
122 Golden State Warriors Team Leaders
123 Houston Rockets Team Leaders
124 Kansas City Kings Team Leaders
125 Los Angeles Lakers Team Leaders
126 Milwaukee Bucks Team Leaders
127 New Orleans Jazz Team Leaders
128 New York Knicks Team Leaders
129 Philadelphia 76ers Team Leaders
130 Phoenix Suns Team Leaders
131 Portland Trail Blazers Team Leaders
132 Seattle SuperSonics Team Leaders
133 Washington Bullets Team Leaders
134 John Drew - Atlanta Hawks RC
135 Jo Jo White - Boston Celtics AS
136 Garfield Heard - Buffalo Braves
137 Jim Cleamons - Cleveland Cavaliers
138 Howard Porter - Detroit Pistons
139 Phil Smith - Golden State Warriors RC
140 Bob Love - Chicago Bulls
141 John Gianelli - New York Knicks
142 Larry McNeill - Kansas City Kings RC
143 Brian Winters - Milwaukee Bucks RC
144 George Thompson - Milwaukee Bucks
145 Kevin Kunnert - Houston Rockets
146 Henry Bibby - New Orleans Jazz
147 John Johnson - Portland Trail Blazers
148 Doug Collins - Philadelphia 76ers
149 John Brisker - Seattle SuperSonics
150 Dick Van Arsdale - Phoenix Suns
151 Leonard Robinson - Washington Bullets RC
152 Dean Meminger - Atlanta Hawks
153 Phil Hankinson - Boston Celtics
154 Dale Schlueter - Buffalo Braves
155 Norm Van Lier - Chicago Bulls
156 Campy Russell - Cleveland Cavaliers RC
157 Jeff Mullins - Golden State Warriors
158 Sam Lacey - Kansas City Kings
159 Happy Hairston - Los Angeles Lakers
160 Dave Bing - Detroit Pistons
161 Kevin Restani - Milwaukee Bucks RC
162 Dave Wohl - Houston Rockets
163 E.C. Coleman - New Orleans Jazz
164 Jim Fox - Seattle SuperSonics
165 Geoff Petrie - Portland Trail Blazers
166 Harthorne Wingo - New York Knicks
167 Fred Boyd - Philadelphia 76ers
168 Willie Norwood - Phoenix Suns
169 Bob Wilson - Chicago Bulls
170 Dave Cowens - Boston Celtics
171 Tom Henderson - Atlanta Hawks RC
172 Jim Washington - Buffalo Braves
173 Clem Haskins - Washington Bullets
174 Jim Davis - Detroit Pistons
175 Bobby Smith - Cleveland Cavaliers
176 Mike D'Antoni - Kansas City Kings
177 Zelmo Beaty - Los Angeles Lakers
178 Gary Brokaw - Milwaukee Bucks RC
179 Mel Davis - New York Knicks
180 Calvin Murphy - Houston Rockets
181 Checklist (#111-220)
182 Nate Williams - New Orleans Jazz
183 Larue Martin - Portland Trail Blazers
184 George McGinnis - Philadelphia 76ers
185 Clifford Ray - Golden State Warriors
186 Paul Westphal - Phoenix Suns
187 Talvin Skinner - Seattle SuperSonics
188 1974-75 NBA Semi-Finals
189 1974-75 NBA Finals - Warriors vs. Bullets
190 Phil Chenier - Washington Bullets AS
191 John Brown - Atlanta Hawks
192 Lee Winfield - Buffalo Braves
193 Steve Patterson - Cleveland Cavaliers
194 Charles Dudley - Golden State Warriors
195 Connie Hawkins - Los Angeles Lakers
196 Leon Benbow - Chicago Bulls
197 Don Kojis - Kansas City Kings
198 Ron Williams - Milwaukee Bucks
199 Mel Counts - New Orleans Jazz
200 Spencer Haywood - Seattle SuperSonics AS
201 Greg Jackson - Phoenix Suns
202 Tom Kozelko - Washington Bullets
203 Atlanta Hawks Team Checklist
204 Boston Celtics Team Checklist
205 Buffalo Braves Team Checklist
206 Chicago Bulls Team Checklist
207 Cleveland Cavaliers Team Checklist
208 Detroit Pistons Team Checklist
209 Golden State Warriors Team Checklist
210 Houston Rockets Team Checklist
211 Kansas City Kings Team Checklist
212 Los Angeles Lakers Team Checklist
213 Milwaukee Bucks Team Checklist
214 New Orleans Jazz Team Checklist
215 New York Knicks Team Checklist
216 Philadelphia 76ers Team Checklist
217 Phoenix Suns Team Checklist
218 Portland Trail Blazers Team Checklist
219 Seattle SuperSonics Team Checklist
220 Washington Bullets Team Checklist
221 1974-75 ABA Scoring Avg. Leaders
222 1974-75 ABA 2-PT F.G. Pct. Leaders
223 1974-75 ABA 3-PT F.G. Pct. Leaders
224 1974-75 ABA Free Throw Pct. Leaders
225 1974-75 ABA Rebounds Leaders
226 1974-75 ABA Assists Leaders
227 Mack Calvin - Virginia Squires AS
228 Billy Knight - Indiana Pacers RC AS
229 Bird Averitt - Kentucky Colonels
230 George Carter - Memphis Sounds
231 Swen Nater - New York Nets AS
232 Steve Jones - Spirits of St. Louis
233 George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
234 Lee Davis - San Diego Sails
235 Ron Boone - Utah Stars AS
236 Mike Jackson - Virginia Squires
237 Kevin Joyce - Indiana Pacers RC
238 Marv Roberts - Kentucky Colonels
239 Tom Owens - Memphis Sounds
240 Ralph Simpson - Denver Nuggets
241 Gus Gerard - Spirits of St. Louis
242 Brian Taylor - New York Nets AS
243 Rich Jones - San Antonio Spurs
244 John Roche - Utah Stars
245 Travis Grant - San Diego Sails
246 Dave Twardzik - Virginia Squires
247 Mike Green - Virginia Squires
248 Billy Keller - Indiana Pacers
249 Stew Johnson - Memphis Sounds
250 Artis Gilmore - Kentucky Colonels AS
251 John Williamson - New York Nets
252 Marvin Barnes - Spirits of St. Louis RC AS
253 James Silas - San Antonio Spurs AS
254 Moses Malone - Utah Stars RC
255 Willie Wise - Virginia Squires
256 Dwight Lamar - San Diego Sails
257 Checklist (#221-330)
258 Byron Beck - Denver Nuggets
259 Len Elmore - Indiana Pacers RC
260 Dan Issel - Kentucky Colonels
261 Rick Mount - Memphis Sounds
262 Billy Paultz - New York Nets
263 Donnie Freeman - San Antonio Spurs
264 George Adams - San Diego Sails
265 Don Chaney - Spirits of St. Louis
266 Randy Denton - Utah Stars
267 Don Washington - Denver Nuggets
268 Roland Taylor - Denver Nuggets
269 Charlie Edge - Indiana Pacers
270 Louie Dampier - Kentucky Colonels
271 Collis Jones - Memphis Sounds
272 Al Skinner - New York Nets RC
273 Coby Dietrick - San Antonio Spurs
274 Tim Bassett - San Diego Sails
275 Freddie Lewis - Spirits of St. Louis
276 Gerald Govan - Utah Stars
277 Ron Thomas - Kentucky Colonels
278 Denver Nuggets Team Leaders
279 Indiana Pacers Team Leaders
280 Kentucky Colonels Team Leaders
281 Memphis Sounds Team Leaders
282 New York Nets Team Leaders
283 St. Louis Spirits Team Leaders
284 San Antonio Spurs Team Leaders
285 San Diego Sails Team Leaders
286 Utah Stars Team Leaders
287 Virginia Squires Team Leaders
288 Claude Terry - Denver Nuggets
289 Wilbert Jones - Kentucky Colonels
290 Darnell Hillman - Indiana Pacers
291 Bill Melchionni - New York Nets
292 Mel Daniels - Memphis Sounds
293 Fly Williams - Spirits of St. Louis RC
294 Larry Kenon - San Antonio Spurs
295 Red Robbins - Virginia Squires
296 Warren Jabali - San Diego Sails
297 Jim Eakins - Utah Stars
298 Bobby Jones - Denver Nuggets RC
299 Don Buse - Indiana Pacers
300 Julius Erving - New York Nets AS
301 Billy Shepherd - Memphis Sounds
302 Maurice Lucas - Spirits of St. Louis RC
303 George Karl - San Antonio Spurs
304 Jim Bradley - Kentucky Colonels
305 Caldwell Jones - San Diego Sails
306 Al Smith - Utah Stars
307 Jan van Breda Kolff - Virginia Squires RC
308 Darrell Elston - Virginia Squires
309 1974-75 ABA Semi-finals
310 1974-75 ABA Finals - Colonels vs. Pacers
311 Ted McClain - Kentucky Colonels
312 Willie Sojourner - New York Nets
313 Bob Warren - San Antonio Spurs
314 Bob Netolicky - Indiana Pacers
315 Chuck Williams - Memphis Sounds
316 Gene Kennedy - Spirits of St. Louis
317 Jimmy O'Brien - San Diego Sails
318 Dave Robisch - Denver Nuggets
319 Wali Jones - Utah Stars
320 George Irvine - Denver Nuggets
321 Denver Nuggets Team Checklist
322 Indiana Pacers Team Checklist
323 Kentucky Colonels Team Checklist
324 Memphis Sounds Team Checklist
325 New York Nets Team Checklist
326 St. Louis Spirits Team Checklist
327 San Antonio Spurs Team Checklist
328 San Diego Sails Team Checklist
329 Utah Stars Team Checklist
330 Virginia Squires Team Checklist

 

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  1. The absolute best Basketball set of the 1970’s. Probably topps best set ever and would be third on my list, behind only the 1961-62 Fleer set and the 1986-87 Fleer set.

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