1969 NBAP Members Basketball Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1969

Title: NBAP Members

Size: 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″

Number in Set: 20 (21 if you include the NBAP Logo as a card in this set)


The unnumbered 1969 NBAP Members cards feature a black-and-white photo of the players either in action or posing with a blank background. The fronts of the cards have light blue burders with the player’s name and “N.B.A.P. MEMBER” printed on the bottom. The banks are blank.

Collectors long believed the cards to have been issued on a box of basketball shoes, possibly Converse. But more recently, the following images surfaced of the cards printed on the sides of a box for a basketball by a toy company from the Los Angeles area.

1969 NBAP Member Toy Box – Angle 1
1969 NBAP Member Toy Box – Angle 2


1969 NBAP Member John Havlicek – Front
1969 NBAP Member John Havlicek – Reverse

Key Cards

The cards are all scarce (PSA has only graded a handful of each), but Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, John Havlicek, and Jerry West are the priciest.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Elgin Baylor

Zelmo Beaty

Bob Boozer

Bill Bradley

Wilt Chamberlain

John Havlicek

Don Kojis

Jerry Lucas

Eddie Miles

Earl Monroe

Jeff Mullins

Willis Reed

Oscar Robertson

Bill Russell

Wes Unseld

Dick Van Arsdale

Chet Walker

Jerry West

Lenny Wilkens