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Size: 2-1/4” by 3-1/2”
Number in Set: 36
The 1972 Comspec set had a very limited regional distribution, so very few of the cards come to market these days. The 36 card set used the same photos as that year’s Topps set, and the manufacturer printed the cards on very thin card stock.
The card’s fronts show the player’s photo against a colored background with a white border. Under the picture is the player’s team, centered in bold text, and under that, in smaller text, is the player’s name and position.
The backs are unnumbered with black text on a white background. The back’s are typical with the player’s name, position, biographical information, and statistics. When space allowed, the backs also included “A Product of Comspec, Inc.” the company’s address in Long Beach, California, and a Patent Pending line along with a 1973 NPBA copyright.
The usual superstars of the era are key to this set, including Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, John Havlicek, Pete Maravich, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.
Dick Van Arsdale
Tom Van Arsdale
Norm Van Lier