1982-83 Basketball Cards
With Topps having abandoned the market for basketball cards and with
the Star Company still not producing cards, the only sets of NBA cards
that were produced for the 1982-83 season were for local police
departments to give out in Portland and Denver.
Topps produced a set of "what if" rookie cards in 1993 called
Topps Archives: The Rookies 1981-1991, featuring cards for all the star
players they missed during those years and featuring the design of the
baseball card for that year. For example, the Dominique Wilkins on the
right features a contemporary photograph and is in the style of the '82
Topps Baseball cards.