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Title: Milwaukee Bucks Linnett Portraits
Size: 8 1/2″ by 11″
Number in Set: 10
Charles Linnett, a noted sports artist, drew this set of Milwaukee Bucks portraits.
The front of the “cards” feature a charcoal facial portrait of Milwaukee Bucks Players with their facsimile autograph in the lower right corner. Along the bottom of the fronts of the prints, it’s written “Officially licensed by the National Basketball Players Association and by NBA Properties, Inc.” and “All rights reserved by Charles Linnett Stuidos, Inc., Walpole, Mass. 02081” The backs are blank.
The Sport Americana Basketball Card Price Guide and Alphabetical Checklist wrote that “the set is dated by the fact that 1974-75 was Gary Brokaw and Kevin Restani’s first active year and Steve Kuberski and George Thompson’s only year with the Bucks.”
Linnett portraits were often sold in packs of three, but I haven’t found an example of one for this set.
The key item in this set is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s portrait, and you can find copies for well under $20.