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1975-76 Topps Basketball Cards

By Patrick Mondout

Topps produced a record number of cards for their basketball set in 1975 - the last to feature ABA cards (cards 221-330). In fact their record of 330 cards record would not be surpassed until 1989. The increased selection included team checklist cards that featured a team photo on the front. The Seattle Super Sonics card had a great photo of the team deplaning a Boeing 747 (which may not have been "supersonic", but was at least locally built).

The price of the 10 card wax packs increased to 15 this year and, for the first time, did not include inserts - a double whammy for collectors.

While there are still cards featuring head shots of players with unattractive walls behind them, this set featured more action photography than had ever appeared in a Topps set. The rookie card of Bobby Jones card below is an excellent example - as is the Moses Malone rookie on the right. Other rookies included Maurice Lucas and Keith Wilkes (later known as Jamaal Wilkes).

The set had the cleanest design to date of a Topps basketball issue with just a pair of unnecessary angled bars in the top right keeping the card from being as close to "pure" as possible while still retaining the player's name and team on the front. The backs are memorable, even if they actually provide less space for biographical information. There is something about the the blue/green design (see below) that is more distinctive than any other of the Super70s basketball sets.

1975-76 Topps at a Glance
Back Checklist Wax Pack
Leaders Team Checklist Team Leaders
Bobby Jones All-Stars Kareem


Here's a checklist:

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

 

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1975-76 BASKETBALL

Year: 1975

Manufacturer: Topps

# of Cards: 330

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Size: 2 x 3

Image courtesy of Topps


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