1975-76 Topps Basketball

Topps had the basketball leagues covered in 1975-76 with its largest set ever-- 330 cards of players from the NBA and ABA, which were preparing to merge.   In fact, it wouldn't be until 1989 when Hoops came along that there was a pro hoops card set so deep.

Moses Malone Rookie Card

Card #254 is a rookie to consider:  the late Moses Malone. Far too good to be considered a journeyman, but not really considered one of the greatest centers ever, Malone started his NBA career out of high school when he was selected by the ABA's Utah Stars. After a season in Utah he was traded to St. Louis. For his first NBA season, Malone was selected in the ABA dispersal draft by Portland, then traded to Buffalo before a trade sent him to Houston. Malone would appear in five All-Star games as a Rocket and led Houston to the NBA Finals in 1980-81.  Malone's ABA averages were 17.2 points and 12.9 rebounds.  Known for his bulk later on, he's a skinny teenager on his rookie card.

Malone would go to the 76ers in 1982-83, and he was the force in the paint Philadelphia needed to win the championship.  He would also play for Washington, Atlanta and several other NBA teams. Malone's rookie card is not expensive with nice copies available for under $30.

Other 1974-75 Topps Basketball Rookies and Stars

Beyond Malone, rookie cards in the set include Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes, Scott Wedman, Leonard Robinson, Maurice Lucas and Bobby Jones. As with many card sets around this time, the most popular cards are those of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pete Maravich and Julis Erving.

End of the ABA

As season 1975-76 was the last one for the American Basketball Association, this Topps set provides a chance for collectors to learn about the history of the ABA. While the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs would join the NBA there were many teams that closed down. The 1975-76 Topps basketball set has cards for the Kentucky Colonels, Spirits of St. Louis, Virginia Squires, Utah Stars and San Diego Sails.  It's worth owning, but if you're piecing a set together, the numbers on the back can be hard to read.

The set includes some interesting team cards pieced together by Topps during a much less technologically advanced time period.

Complete sets of 1975-76 Topps Basketball will vary based on the condition of the stars but figure $250-350 for a nicer one.

1975-76 TOPPS # 50 JAMAL WILKES RC ( PROOF SET OF 8 ) BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST
1975-76 TOPPS # 50 JAMAL WILKES RC ( PROOF SET OF 8 )  BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST $860.40
Time Remaining: 19d 16h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $860.40
1975-76 TOPPS #90 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR BGS 8.5 = PSA 8.5 NM-MT +
1975-76 TOPPS #90 KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR BGS 8.5 = PSA 8.5 NM-MT + $94.05
Time Remaining: 10d 18h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $94.05
PSA 8 - 1975-76 Topps #300 Julius Erving New York Nets HOF (B) (16038193)
PSA 8 - 1975-76 Topps #300 Julius Erving New York Nets HOF (B) (16038193) $44.95
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $44.95
1975-76 Topps Basketball Earl Monroe card #73 Graded PSA 7 NM
1975-76 Topps Basketball Earl Monroe card #73 Graded PSA 7 NM $12.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
1975-76 Topps Basketball Julius Erving card #300 Graded PSA 8 NMMT
1975-76 Topps Basketball Julius Erving card #300 Graded PSA 8 NMMT $30.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
1975-76 TOPPS # 1 JABBAR - BERRY - McADOO BLUE PROOF BGS 9.5 SOLO FINEST UNIQUE
1975-76 TOPPS # 1 JABBAR - BERRY - McADOO  BLUE PROOF BGS 9.5 SOLO FINEST UNIQUE $356.40
Time Remaining: 19d 16h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $356.40
1975-76 Topps Kareem Abdul Jabber BGS 8.5 NMNT+ ReGrade PSA 9?
1975-76 Topps Kareem Abdul Jabber BGS 8.5 NMNT+ ReGrade PSA 9? $94.99
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $94.99
1975-76 TOPPS # 63 RANDY SMITH ( PROOF SET OF 9 ) BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST UNIQUE
1975-76 TOPPS # 63 RANDY SMITH ( PROOF SET OF 9 ) BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST UNIQUE $272.88
Time Remaining: 19d 16h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $272.88
1975-76 Topps #233 George Gervin PSA 8 San Antonio Spurs Basketball Card
1975-76 Topps #233 George Gervin PSA 8 San Antonio Spurs Basketball Card $150.99
Time Remaining: 11d 5h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $150.99
1975-76 Topps #233 George Gervin PSA 8 San Antonio Spurs Basketball Card
1975-76 Topps #233 George Gervin PSA 8 San Antonio Spurs Basketball Card $150.99
Time Remaining: 11d 5h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $150.99
1975-76 TOPPS # 312 WILLIE SOJOURNER PSA-9
1975-76 TOPPS # 312 WILLIE SOJOURNER PSA-9 $7.67
Time Remaining: 21d 23h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $7.67
1975-76 TOPPS # 232 STEVE JONES PROGRESSIVE PROOF SET OF 5 BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST*
1975-76 TOPPS # 232 STEVE JONES PROGRESSIVE PROOF SET OF 5 BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST* $125.30
Time Remaining: 26d 23h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $125.30
1975-76 Topps Basketball lot of 2 PSA 8 NMMT cards Porter #79 & Williams #198
1975-76 Topps Basketball lot of 2 PSA 8 NMMT cards Porter #79 & Williams #198 $12.00
Time Remaining: 28d 19h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
1975-76 Topps Basketball Moses Malone rookie card #254 Graded PSA 8 NMMT
1975-76 Topps Basketball Moses Malone rookie card #254 Graded PSA 8 NMMT $72.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $72.00
1975 - 76 TOPPS BASKETBALL #5 NBA ASSISTS LEADERS PORTER/BING/ANDERSON PSA 8
1975 - 76 TOPPS BASKETBALL #5 NBA ASSISTS LEADERS PORTER/BING/ANDERSON PSA 8 $4.99
Time Remaining: 23d 13h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $4.99
1975-76 TOPPS # 80 JOHN HAVLICEK PROOF BGS 9 SOLO FINEST GRADED UNIQUE
1975-76 TOPPS # 80 JOHN HAVLICEK  PROOF BGS 9 SOLO FINEST GRADED UNIQUE $97.30
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $97.30
1975 / 76 Topps NBA #127 N.O. JAZZ Team Leaders w/ PETE MARAVICH PSA 10 MINT
1975 / 76 Topps NBA #127 N.O. JAZZ Team Leaders w/ PETE MARAVICH PSA 10 MINT $1,299.99
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $1,299.99
1975-76 TOPPS # 41 FRED BROWN ( PROOF SET OF 9 ) BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST
1975-76 TOPPS # 41 FRED BROWN ( PROOF SET OF 9 ) BGS 8.5 SOLO FINEST $230.30
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $230.30
1975/76 Topps #50 Keith Wilkes PSA NM-MT 8 *6433
1975/76 Topps #50 Keith Wilkes PSA NM-MT 8 *6433 $99.00
Time Remaining: 21d 16h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $99.00
1975-76 TOPPS # 45 ERNIE DiGREGORI ( PROOF SET OF 9 ) BGS 7.5 SOLO FINEST GRADED
1975-76 TOPPS # 45 ERNIE DiGREGORI ( PROOF SET OF 9 ) BGS 7.5 SOLO FINEST GRADED $230.30
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $230.30

« Previous12345

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *