1980-81 Topps Basketball Cards

1980-81 Topps Basketball Cards

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1980-81 Topps Basketball brought mini cards and NBA trios to collectors en masse. The clear standout card pairs the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson rookie with all-time great Julius Erving.

On one hand, this was a set that offered something Topps had never tried before. Featuring three cards had been done in insert sets, but never as part of a base set. On the other hand, it created one of the more iconic cards of its era by combining two legendary rookies and one of the game's biggest stars.

1980-81 Topps Basketball Set Details

There are 264 numbered cards in the 1980-81 Topps basketball checklist, which breaks down into 88 perforated panels of three cards each. However, Topps used two printing sheets and changed the players around. As a result, a complete panel set includes 176 different cards, which actually holds two complete sets. That might seem confusing to a collector starting on the set, and it has certainly affected the set's collectability over the years.

Each individual card is 1 1/6 inches by 2 ½ inches. A player photo is surrounded by a solid-colored line that appears to spell out the name of his team in a cursive style at the bottom of the card (it's the same font that was used in the 1978 Topps baseball set). Below the team name is the player's name and position.

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The backs are fairly basic since there is so little space: a black line across the top includes the player's name and a card number, with vital stats below it. A very short write-up is found, and then the stats for the 1979/80 season and a line of career totals. Off to the right is a small blue box with a cartoon inside about a highlight from the player's career. Cards are printed on white stock, which makes them a lot easier to read.

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Given the number of cards doubled from the previous year, subsets return to the series, each with different back designs. Team Leaders in several different categories are scattered through the set. There are also Slam Dunk cards that run from card #253-264. All-Stars appear on cards #1-18, and they feature checklist backs.

The key card to the set features the rookie cards of both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, with the Julius Erving Team Leader card in the center. The Bird and Johnson rookie appear on other panels, but they're not valued anywhere near as high as the two players together. Cards that have been detached are considered to be damaged and rate no higher than Poor condition.

With the larger set size, there are a lot more rookies than could fit in the past several years' worth of sets. Besides Bird and Johnson, notable rookies include Michael Ray Richardson, Purvis Short, Freeman Williams, Maurice Cheeks, Bill Cartwright, Tree Rollins, Michael Cooper and Sidney Moncrief.

Key 1980-81 Topps Basketball Cards:

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Set Checklist

1980-81 Topps Basketball Cards Checklist

Base Player Mini Card Set Checklist

264 cards.
Key: AS=All-Star, CL=Checklist, SD=Slam Dunk, TL=Team Leaders.
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1 Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers AS CL
2 Marques Johnson - Milwaukee Bucks AS CL
3 Dan Roundfield - Atlanta Hawks AS CL
4 Walter Davis - Phoenix Suns AS CL
5 John Drew - Atlanta Hawks AS CL
6 Adrian Dantley - Utah Jazz AS CL
7 Moses Malone - Houston Rockets AS CL
8 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers AS CL
9 Bill Cartwright - New York Knicks AS CL
10 Bob Lanier - Milwaukee Bucks AS CL
11 George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs AS CL
12 Gus Williams - Seattle SuperSonics AS CL
13 Eddie Johnson - Atlanta Hawks AS CL
14 Lloyd Free - San Diego Clippers AS CL
15 M.R. Richardson - New York Knicks AS CL
16 Paul Westphal - Phoenix Suns AS CL
17 Calvin Murphy - Houston Rockets AS CL
18 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers AS CL
19 John Drew - Atlanta Hawks TL
20 Dan Roundfield - Atlanta Hawks TL
21 Armond Hill - Atlanta Hawks TL
22 Charlie Criss - Atlanta Hawks
23 John Drew - Atlanta Hawks
24 Steve Hawes - Atlanta Hawks
25 Armond Hill - Atlanta Hawks
26 Eddie Johnson - Atlanta Hawks
27 James McElroy - Atlanta Hawks
28 Tree Rollins - Atlanta Hawks RC
29 Dan Roundfield - Atlanta Hawks
30 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics TL
31 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics TL
32 Nate Archibald - Boston Celtics TL
33 Nate Archibald - Boston Celtics
34 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics RC
35 M.L. Carr - Boston Celtics
36 Dave Cowens - Boston Celtics
37 Chris Ford - Boston Celtics
38 Pete Maravich - Boston Celtics
39 Cedric Maxwell - Boston Celtics
40 Rick Robey - Boston Celtics
41 Reggie Theus - Chicago Bulls TL
42 David Greenwood - Chicago Bulls TL
43 Reggie Theus - Chicago Bulls TL
44 Artis Gilmore - Chicago Bulls
45 David Greenwood - Chicago Bulls RC
46 Dwight Jones - Chicago Bulls
47 Scott May - Chicago Bulls
48 John Mengelt - Chicago Bulls
49 Ricky Sobers - Chicago Bulls
50 Reggie Theus - Chicago Bulls
51 Mike Mitchell - Cleveland Cavaliers TL
52 Dave Robisch - Cleveland Cavaliers TL
53 Foots Walker - Cleveland Cavaliers TL
54 Kenny Carr - Cleveland Cavaliers RC
55 Don Ford - Cleveland Cavaliers
56 Mike Mitchell - Cleveland Cavaliers RC
57 Dave Robisch - Cleveland Cavaliers
58 Campy Russell - Cleveland Cavaliers
59 Randy Smith - Cleveland Cavaliers
60 Foots Walker - Cleveland Cavaliers
61 Austin Carr - Dallas Mavericks
62 Abdul Jeelani - Dallas Mavericks RC
63 Jim Cleamons - Dallas Mavericks
64 Winford Boynes - Dallas Mavericks RC
65 Mike Bratz - Dallas Mavericks RC
66 Joe Hassett - Dallas Mavericks RC
67 Geoff Huston - Dallas Mavericks RC
68 Jeff Judkins - Utah Jazz RC
69 Tom LaGarde - Dallas Mavericks RC
70 Richard Washington - Dallas Mavericks
71 Jerome Whitehead - Dallas Mavericks RC
72 Dan Issel - Denver Nuggets TL
73 Dan Issel - Denver Nuggets TL
74 John Roche - Denver Nuggets TL
75 Alex English - Denver Nuggets
76 Dan Issel - Denver Nuggets
77 Charlie Scott - Denver Nuggets
78 John Roche - Denver Nuggets
79 David Thompson - Denver Nuggets
80 Bobby Wilkerson - Denver Nuggets
81 Terry Tyler - Detroit Pistons TL
82 Terry Tyler - Detroit Pistons TL
83 Eric Money - Detroit Pistons TL
84 Kent Benson - Detroit Pistons
85 Leon Douglas - Kansas City Kings
86 Phil Hubbard - Detroit Pistons RC
87 Greg Kelser - Detroit Pistons RC
88 John Long - Detroit Pistons
89 Bob McAdoo - Detroit Pistons
90 Eric Money - Detroit Pistons
91 Terry Tyler - Detroit Pistons
92 Robert Parish - Golden State Warriors TL
93 Robert Parish - Golden State Warriors TL
94 John Lucas - Golden State Warriors TL
95 Wayne Cooper - Golden State Warriors RC
96 John Lucas - Golden State Warriors
97 Robert Parish - Boston Celtics
98 Sonny Parker - Golden State Warriors
99 Clifford Ray - Golden State Warriors
100 Purvis Short - Golden State Warriors RC
101 Phil Smith - Golden State Warriors
102 Moses Malone - Houston Rockets TL
103 Moses Malone - Houston Rockets TL
104 Allen Leavell - Houston Rockets TL
105 Rick Barry - Houston Rockets
106 Allen Leavell - Houston Rockets RC
107 Moses Malone - Houston Rockets
108 Calvin Murphy - Houston Rockets
109 Billy Paultz - Houston Rockets
110 Robert Reid - Houston Rockets
111 Rudy Tomjanovich - Houston Rockets
112 Mickey Johnson - Indiana Pacers TL
113 Mick Johnson - Indiana Pacers TL
114 Johnny Davis - Indiana Pacers TL
115 Mike Bantom - Indiana Pacers
116 Dudley Bradley - Indiana Pacers RC
117 Johnny Davis - Indiana Pacers
118 James Edwards - Indiana Pacers
119 Mickey Johnson - Indiana Pacers
120 Billy Knight - Indiana Pacers
121 George McGinnis - Indiana Pacers
122 Otis Birdsong - Kansas City Kings TL
123 Sam Lacey - Kansas City Kings TL
124 Phil Ford - Kansas City Kings TL
125 Otis Birdsong - Kansas City Kings
126 Tom Burleson - Atlanta Hawks
127 Phil Ford - Kansas City Kings
128 Reggie King - Kansas City Kings RC
129 Sam Lacey - Kansas City Kings
130 Bill Robinzine - Kansas City Kings
131 Scott Wedman - Kansas City Kings
132 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers TL
133 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers TL
134 Norm Nixon - Los Angeles Lakers TL
135 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Los Angeles Lakers
136 Jim Chones - Los Angeles Lakers
137 Michael Cooper - Los Angeles Lakers RC
138 Brad Holland - Los Angeles Lakers RC
139 Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers RC
140 Mark Landsberger - Los Angeles Lakers RC
141 Norm Nixon - Los Angeles Lakers
142 Jamaal Wilkes - Los Angeles Lakers
143 Marques Johnson - Milwaukee Bucks TL
144 Marques Johnson - Milwaukee Bucks TL
145 Quinn Buckner - Milwaukee Bucks TL
146 Junior Bridgeman - Milwaukee Bucks
147 Quinn Buckner - Milwaukee Bucks
148 George L. Johnson - Milwaukee Bucks RC
149 Marques Johnson - Milwaukee Bucks
150 Bob Lanier - Milwaukee Bucks
151 Sidney Moncrief - Milwaukee Bucks RC
152 Brian Winters - Milwaukee Bucks
153 Mike Newlin - New Jersey Nets TL
154 George Johnson - New Jersey Nets TL
155 Eddie Jordan - New Jersey Nets TL
156 George Johnson - San Antonio Spurs
157 Eddie Jordan - New Jersey Nets
158 Maurice Lucas - New Jersey Nets
159 Mike Newlin - New Jersey Nets
160 Roger Phegley - New Jersey Nets RC
161 Cliff Robinson - New Jersey Nets RC
162 Jan van Breda Kolff - New Jersey Nets
163 Bill Cartwright - New York Knicks TL
164 Bill Cartwright - New York Knicks TL
165 Micheal Ray Richardson - New York Knicks TL
166 Bill Cartwright - New York Knicks RC
167 Larry Demic - New York Knicks RC
168 Toby Knight - New York Knicks
169 Joe Meriweather - New York Knicks
170 Earl Monroe - New York Knicks
171 Micheal Ray Richardson - New York Knicks RC
172 Marvin Webster - New York Knicks
173 Ray Williams - New York Knicks
174 Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers TL
175 Caldwell Jones - Philadelphia 76ers TL
176 Maurice Cheeks - Philadelphia 76ers TL
177 Henry Bibby - Philadelphia 76ers
178 Maurice Cheeks - Philadelphia 76ers RC
179 Doug Collins - Philadelphia 76ers
180 Darryl Dawkins - Philadelphia 76ers
181 Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers
182 Lionel Hollins - Philadelphia 76ers
183 Bobby Jones - Philadelphia 76ers
184 Caldwell Jones - Philadelphia 76ers
185 Steve Mix - Philadelphia 76ers
186 Paul Westphal - Phoenix Suns TL
187 Leonard Robinson - Phoenix Suns TL
188 Paul Westphal - Phoenix Suns TL
189 Alvan Adams - Phoenix Suns
190 Don Buse - Phoenix Suns
191 Walter Davis - Phoenix Suns
192 Rich Kelley - Phoenix Suns
193 Leonard Robinson - Phoenix Suns
194 Dennis Johnson - Phoenix Suns
195 Tom Owens - Portland Trail Blazers TL
196 Kermit Washington - Portland Trail Blazers TL
197 Dave Twardzik - Portland Trail Blazers TL
198 Ron Brewer - Portland Trail Blazers
199 Bob Gross - Portland Trail Blazers
200 Calvin Natt - Portland Trail Blazers RC
201 Tom Owens - Portland Trail Blazers
202 Dave Twardzik - Portland Trail Blazers
203 Kermit Washington - Portland Trail Blazers
204 George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs TL
205 Larry Kenon - San Antonio Spurs TL
206 James Silas - San Antonio Spurs TL
207 Mike Gale - San Antonio Spurs
208 George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
209 Larry Kenon - San Antonio Spurs
210 Mark Olberding - San Antonio Spurs
211 Kevin Restani - San Antonio Spurs
212 John Shumate - San Antonio Spurs
213 James Silas - San Antonio Spurs
214 Lloyd Free - San Diego Clippers TL
215 Swen Nater - San Diego Clippers TL
216 Brian Taylor - San Diego Clippers TL
217 Joe Bryant - San Diego Clippers RC
218 Lloyd Free - San Diego Clippers
219 Swen Nater - San Diego Clippers
220 Paul Silas - San Diego Clippers
221 Brian Taylor - San Diego Clippers
222 Bill Walton - San Diego Clippers
223 Freeman Williams - San Diego Clippers RC
224 Gus Williams - Seattle SuperSonics TL
225 Jack Sikma - Seattle SuperSonics TL
226 John Johnson - Seattle SuperSonics TL
227 James Bailey - Seattle SuperSonics RC
228 Fred Brown - Seattle SuperSonics
229 Paul Westphal - Seattle SuperSonics
230 John Johnson - Seattle SuperSonics
231 Lonnie Shelton - Seattle SuperSonics
232 Jack Sikma - Seattle SuperSonics
233 Gus Williams - Seattle SuperSonics
234 Adrian Dantley - Utah Jazz TL
235 Ben Poquette - Utah Jazz TL
236 Allan Bristow - Utah Jazz TL
237 Ron Boone - Utah Jazz
238 Tom Boswell - Utah Jazz
239 Allan Bristow - Utah Jazz
240 Adrian Dantley - Utah Jazz
241 Ben Poquette - Utah Jazz RC
242 Elvin Hayes - Washington Bullets TL
243 Wes Unseld - Washington Bullets TL
244 Kevin Porter - Washington Bullets TL
245 Greg Ballard - Washington Bullets RC
246 Bob Dandridge - Washington Bullets
247 Kevin Grevey - Washington Bullets
248 Elvin Hayes - Washington Bullets
249 Mitch Kupchak - Washington Bullets
250 Kevin Porter - Washington Bullets
251 Wes Unseld - Washington Bullets
252 John Williamson - Washington Bullets
253 John Shumate - Detroit Pistons SD
254 Rick Robey - Boston Celtics SD
255 James Bailey - Seattle SuperSonics SD
256 Robert Reid - Houston Rockets SD
257 Elvin Hayes - Washington Bullets SD
258 Ron Brewer - Portland Trail Blazers SD
259 Artis Gilmore - Chicago Bulls SD
260 Lonnie Shelton - Seattle SuperSonics SD
261 James Edwards - Indiana Pacers SD
262 Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers SD
263 Bobby Jones - Philadelphia 76ers SD
264 Lloyd Free - Denver Nuggets SD

 

Base Card Panel Set Checklist

176 cards.

1 / 49 / 88 - John Long / Julius Erving / Ricky Sobers
1 / 49 / 146 - Junior Bridgeman / Julius Erving / Ricky Sobers
2 / 68 / 75 - Alex English / Marques Johnson / Jeff Judkins
2 / 68 / 147 - Quinn Buckner / Marques Johnson / Jeff Judkins
3 / 42 / 218 - Dan Roundfield / Lloyd Free / David Greenwood
3 / 181 / 258 - Dan Roundfield / Julius Erving / Ron Brewer
4 / 33 / 230 - John Johnson / Walter Davis / Nate Archibald
4 / 33 / 245 - Greg Ballard / Walter Davis / Nate Archibald
5 / 12 / 67 - Gus Williams / Geoff Huston / John Drew
5 / 67 / 251 - Wes Unseld / Geoff Huston / John Drew
6 / 115 / 227 - Mike Bantom / Adrian Dantley / James Bailey
6 / 190 / 227 - Don Buse / Adrian Dantley / James Bailey
7 / 52 / 247 - Moses Malone / Kevin Grevey / Dave Robisch
7 / 92 / 185 - Moses Malone / Steve Mix / Robert Parish
8 / 61 / 200 - Austin Carr / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Calvin Natt
8 / 200 / 217 - Joe Bryant / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Calvin Natt
9 / 156 / 199 - George Johnson / Bill Cartwright / Bob Gross
9 / 191 / 199 - Walter Davis / Bill Cartwright / Bob Gross
10 / 121 / 222 - George McGinnis / Bob Lanier / Bill Walton
10 / 140 / 222 - Mark Landsberger / Bob Lanier / Bill Walton
11 / 136 / 178 - Maurice Cheeks / George Gervin / Jim Chones
11 / 136 / 191 - Walter Davis / George Gervin / Jim Chones
12 / 210 / 255 - Gus Williams / Mark Olberding / James Bailey
13 / 111 / 179 - Rudy Tomjanovich / Eddie Johnson / Doug Collins
13 / 166 / 179 - Bill Cartwright / Eddie Johnson / Doug Collins
14 / 168 / 240 - Toby Knight / Lloyd Free / Adrian Dantley
14 / 189 / 240 - Alvan Adams / Lloyd Free / Adrian Dantley
15 / 28 / 74 - John Roche / Tree Rollins / Micheal Ray Richardson
15 / 28 / 112 - Mickey Johnson / Tree Rollins / Micheal Ray Richardson
16 / 36 / 59 - Dave Cowens / Paul Westphal / Randy Smith
16 / 59 / 120 - Billy Knight / Paul Westphal / Randy Smith
17 / 70 / 71 - Jerome Whitehead / Calvin Murphy / Richard Washington
17 / 70 / 219 - Swen Nater / Calvin Murphy / Richard Washington
18 / 88 / 237 - John Long / Magic Johnson / Ron Boone
18 / 178 / 237 - Maurice Cheeks / Magic Johnson / Ron Boone
19 / 127 / 209 - Phil Ford / John Drew / Larry Kenon
19 / 209 / 246 - Bob Dandridge / John Drew / Larry Kenon
20 / 211 / 233 - Gus Williams / Dan Roundfield / Kevin Restani
20 / 211 / 250 - Kevin Porter / Dan Roundfield / Kevin Restani
21 / 58 / 171 - Campy Russell / Armond Hill / Micheal Ray Richardson
21 / 82 / 171 - Terry Tyler / Armond Hill / Micheal Ray Richardson
22 / 63 / 256 - Jim Cleamons / Robert Reid / Charlie Criss
22 / 221 / 256 - Brian Taylor / Robert Reid / Charlie Criss
23 / 34 / 164 - Larry Bird / Bill Cartwright / John Drew
23 / 131 / 164 - Scott Wedman / Bill Cartwright / John Drew
24 / 32 / 248 - Steve Hawes / Nate Archibald / Elvin Hayes
24 / 45 / 226 - Steve Hawes / John Johnson / David Greenwood
25 / 131 / 244 - Scott Wedman / Kevin Porter / Armond Hill
25 / 166 / 244 - Bill Cartwright / Kevin Porter / Armond Hill
26 / 40 / 234 - Rick Robey / Adrian Dantley / Eddie Johnson
26 / 124 / 234 - Phil Ford / Adrian Dantley / Eddie Johnson
27 / 85 / 170 - Earl Monroe / James McElroy / Leon Douglas
27 / 85 / 238 - Tom Boswell / James McElroy / Leon Douglas
29 / 73 / 152 - Dan Roundfield / Dan Issel / Brian Winters
29 / 113 / 130 - Dan Roundfield / Mickey Johnson / Bill Robinzine
30 / 143 / 232 - Marques Johnson / Larry Bird / Jack Sikma
31 / 146 / 198 - Junior Bridgeman / Larry Bird / Ron Brewer
31 / 198 / 228 - Fred Brown / Larry Bird / Ron Brewer
32 / 118 / 248 - James Edwards / Nate Archibald / Elvin Hayes
34 / 139 / 174 - Larry Bird / Julius Erving / Magic Johnson
35 / 141 / 242 - Norm Nixon / Elvin Hayes / M.L. Carr
35 / 190 / 242 - Don Buse / Elvin Hayes / M.L. Carr
36 / 142 / 186 - Dave Cowens / Paul Westphal / Jamaal Wilkes
37 / 40 / 66 - Rick Robey / Chris Ford / Joe Hassett
37 / 66 / 183 - Bobby Jones / Chris Ford / Joe Hassett
38 / 46 / 187 - Pete Maravich / Leonard Robinson / Dwight Jones
38 / 194 / 264 - Pete Maravich / Lloyd Free / Dennis Johnson
39 / 98 / 197 - Sonny Parker / Dave Twardzik / Cedric Maxwell
39 / 106 / 197 - Allen Leavell / Dave Twardzik / Cedric Maxwell
41 / 128 / 233 - Gus Williams / Reggie Theus / Reggie King
41 / 128 / 246 - Bob Dandridge / Reggie Theus / Reggie King
42 / 169 / 218 - Joe Meriweather / Lloyd Free / David Greenwood
43 / 127 / 252 - Phil Ford / Reggie Theus / John Williamson
43 / 245 / 252 - Greg Ballard / Reggie Theus / John Williamson
44 / 140 / 214 - Mark Landsberger / Lloyd Free / Artis Gilmore
44 / 165 / 214 - Micheal Ray Richardson / Lloyd Free / Artis Gilmore
45 / 95 / 226 - Wayne Cooper / John Johnson / David Greenwood
46 / 97 / 187 - Robert Parish / Leonard Robinson / Dwight Jones
30 / 47 / 232 - Scott May / Larry Bird / Jack Sikma
47 / 177 / 196 - Scott May / Kermit Washington / Henry Bibby
48 / 60 / 122 - Foots Walker / Otis Birdsong / John Mengelt
48 / 105 / 122 - Rick Barry / Otis Birdsong / John Mengelt
50 / 110 / 243 - Robert Reid / Wes Unseld / Reggie Theus
50 / 159 / 243 - Mike Newlin / Wes Unseld / Reggie Theus
51 / 80 / 108 - Calvin Murphy / Mike Mitchell / Bobby Wilkerson
51 / 80 / 161 - Cliff Robinson / Mike Mitchell / Bobby Wilkerson
52 / 58 / 247 - Campy Russell / Kevin Grevey / Dave Robisch
53 / 106 / 223 - Allen Leavell / Foots Walker / Freeman Williams
53 / 208 / 223 - George Gervin / Foots Walker / Freeman Williams
54 / 105 / 123 - Rick Barry / Sam Lacey / Kenny Carr
54 / 123 / 141 - Norm Nixon / Sam Lacey / Kenny Carr
55 / 89 / 144 - Don Ford / Marques Johnson / Bob McAdoo
55 / 138 / 145 - Don Ford / Quinn Buckner / Brad Holland
56 / 61 / 81 - Austin Carr / Mike Mitchell / Terry Tyler
56 / 81 / 132 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Mike Mitchell / Terry Tyler
57 / 90 / 254 - Eric Money / Dave Robisch / Rick Robey
57 / 143 / 254 - Marques Johnson / Dave Robisch / Rick Robey
60 / 113 / 130 - Foots Walker / Mickey Johnson / Bill Robinzine
62 / 149 / 262 - Marques Johnson / Julius Erving / Abdul Jeelani
62 / 158 / 262 - Maurice Lucas / Julius Erving / Abdul Jeelani
63 / 157 / 261 - Jim Cleamons / James Edwards / Eddie Jordan
64 / 75 / 102 - Alex English / Moses Malone / Winford Boynes
64 / 102 / 192 - Rich Kelley / Moses Malone / Winford Boynes
65 / 83 / 121 - George McGinnis / Eric Money / Mike Bratz
65 / 83 / 149 - Marques Johnson / Eric Money / Mike Bratz
69 / 109 / 150 - Tom LaGarde / Billy Paultz / Bob Lanier
69 / 213 / 215 - Tom LaGarde / Swen Nater / James Silas
71 / 184 / 259 - Jerome Whitehead / Artis Gilmore / Caldwell Jones
72 / 119 / 249 - Mickey Johnson / Dan Issel / Mitch Kupchak
72 / 208 / 249 - George Gervin / Dan Issel / Mitch Kupchak
73 / 111 / 152 - Rudy Tomjanovich / Dan Issel / Brian Winters
74 / 99 / 235 - John Roche / Clifford Ray / Ben Poquette
76 / 163 / 189 - Alvan Adams / Bill Cartwright / Dan Issel
76 / 163 / 230 - John Johnson / Bill Cartwright / Dan Issel
77 / 168 / 188 - Toby Knight / Paul Westphal / Charlie Scott
77 / 188 / 241 - Ben Poquette / Paul Westphal / Charlie Scott
78 / 86 / 195 - Phil Hubbard / Tom Owens / John Roche
78 / 195 / 251 - Wes Unseld / Tom Owens / John Roche
79 / 82 / 216 - Terry Tyler / David Thompson / Brian Taylor
79 / 135 / 216 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / David Thompson / Brian Taylor
84 / 184 / 259 - Kent Benson / Artis Gilmore / Caldwell Jones
84 / 212 / 229 - Kent Benson / John Shumate / Paul Westphal
86 / 93 / 126 - Phil Hubbard / Robert Parish / Tom Burleson
87 / 108 / 176 - Calvin Murphy / Maurice Cheeks / Greg Kelser
87 / 176 / 241 - Ben Poquette / Maurice Cheeks / Greg Kelser
89 / 144 / 257 - Elvin Hayes / Marques Johnson / Bob McAdoo
90 / 213 / 215 - Eric Money / Swen Nater / James Silas
91 / 160 / 206 - Roger Phegley / James Silas / Terry Tyler
91 / 170 / 206 - Earl Monroe / James Silas / Terry Tyler
92 / 165 / 185 - Micheal Ray Richardson / Steve Mix / Robert Parish
93 / 126 / 132 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Robert Parish / Tom Burleson
94 / 98 / 202 - Sonny Parker / John Lucas / Dave Twardzik
94 / 173 / 202 - Ray Williams / John Lucas / Dave Twardzik
95 / 154 / 193 - Wayne Cooper / George Johnson / Leonard Robinson
96 / 104 / 120 - Billy Knight / Allen Leavell / John Lucas
96 / 104 / 231 - Lonnie Shelton / Allen Leavell / John Lucas
97 / 103 / 148 - Robert Parish / Moses Malone / George Johnson
99 / 183 / 235 - Bobby Jones / Clifford Ray / Ben Poquette
100 / 173 / 225 - Ray Williams / Jack Sikma / Purvis Short
100 / 201 / 225 - Tom Owens / Jack Sikma / Purvis Short
101 / 124 / 224 - Phil Ford / Phil Smith / Gus Williams
101 / 219 / 224 - Swen Nater / Phil Smith / Gus Williams
103 / 137 / 148 - Mike Cooper / Moses Malone / George Johnson
107 / 192 / 263 - Rich Kelley / Bobby Jones / Moses Malone
107 / 217 / 263 - Joe Bryant / Bobby Jones / Moses Malone
109 / 150 / 238 - Tom Boswell / Billy Paultz / Bob Lanier
110 / 153 / 182 - Robert Reid / Mike Newlin / Lionel Hollins
112 / 194 / 264 - Mickey Johnson / Lloyd Free / Dennis Johnson
114 / 125 / 161 - Cliff Robinson / Johnny Davis / Otis Birdsong
114 / 125 / 250 - Kevin Porter / Johnny Davis / Otis Birdsong
115 / 117 / 204 - Mike Bantom / George Gervin / Johnny Davis
116 / 142 / 186 - Dudley Bradley / Paul Westphal / Jamaal Wilkes
116 / 155 / 239 - Dudley Bradley / Eddie Jordan / Allan Bristow
117 / 162 / 204 - Jan van Breda Kolff / George Gervin / Johnny Davis
118 / 153 / 182 - James Edwards / Mike Newlin / Lionel Hollins
119 / 154 / 193 - Mickey Johnson / George Johnson / Leonard Robinson
129 / 156 / 175 - George Johnson / Caldwell Jones / Sam Lacey
129 / 172 / 175 - Marvin Webster / Caldwell Jones / Sam Lacey
133 / 147 / 207 - Quinn Buckner / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Mike Gale
133 / 151 / 207 - Sidney Moncrief / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Mike Gale
134 / 159 / 180 - Mike Newlin / Norm Nixon / Darryl Dawkins
134 / 180 / 201 - Tom Owens / Norm Nixon / Darryl Dawkins
135 / 167 / 253 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / John Shumate / Larry Demic
137 / 212 / 229 - Mike Cooper / John Shumate / Paul Westphal
138 / 145 / 160 - Roger Phegley / Quinn Buckner / Brad Holland
139 / 162 / 174 - Jan van Breda Kolff / Julius Erving / Magic Johnson
151 / 220 / 260 - Sidney Moncrief / Lonnie Shelton / Paul Silas
155 / 172 / 239 - Marvin Webster / Eddie Jordan / Allan Bristow
157 / 158 / 261 - Maurice Lucas / James Edwards / Eddie Jordan
167 / 221 / 253 - Brian Taylor / John Shumate / Larry Demic
169 / 177 / 196 - Joe Meriweather / Kermit Washington / Henry Bibby
181 / 257 / 258 - Elvin Hayes / Julius Erving / Ron Brewer
203 / 205 / 228 - Fred Brown / Larry Kenon / Kermit Washington
203 / 205 / 231 - Lonnie Shelton / Larry Kenon / Kermit Washington
210 / 236 / 255 - Allan Bristow / Mark Olberding / James Bailey
220 / 236 / 260 - Allan Bristow / Lonnie Shelton / Paul Silas

 

 

Team Pin-Ups Posters 5x7 Set Checklist

16 posters. 1 per pack.

1 Atlanta Hawks
2 Boston Celtics
3 Chicago Bulls
4 Cleveland Cavaliers
5 Detroit Pistons
6 Houston Rockets
7 Indiana Pacers
8 Los Angeles Lakers
9 Milwaukee Bucks
10 New Jersey Nets
11 New York Knicks
12 Philadelphia 76ers
13 Phoenix Suns
14 Portland Blazers
15 Seattle Sonics
16 Washington Bullets

 

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Chris Stufflestreet
Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

User Reviews

  1. If weren’t for the Magic and Bird rookies, this would have gotten a much lower grade. The 3 player card set-up is rather annoying.

  2. In all honesty this was a complete mess of a basketball set. Only the iconic Johnson/Erving/Bird card which is considered to be the real rookie card of Johnson and Bird as all of the others of those two players in this set are only considered first year cards. Quite frankly if it wasn’t for that one card alone this entire set would have been largely forgotten.

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