The NBA Finals kicked off last night and the Oklahoma City Thunder took the first game. In commemoration of that, here's a hoops-related item that doesn't get seen all that often:
It's an unopened pack of 1948 Bowman basketball cards. Available for five cents, it contained five cards plus a slab of bubble gum. Though not the earliest basketball cards, it was the first nationally-issued set after both World War II and the founding of the NBA. It's a fairly safe bet they didn't sell well, since Bowman never tried to make them again. In fact, fans had to wait until 1957 before Topps tried for the first time.
I need to say that this isn't my pack...I'd be way too tempted to open it.
Happy New Year! - I decided that New Year's Day was the perfect time to feature the first card of the 1973 Topps set. That was back in 2011, and today is the first day since...
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