I've accumulated some basketball cards over the years in box lots but I haven't bought an actual pack since the Nixon administration. I'm assuming I bought two packs in 1969 since I have a total of 18 cards from the 1969-70 set. In honor of the opening of the NBA season here are a few of the best.
The quality control on these was terrible, as you can see. The cards were only ten cents a pack but back then you could get a steak dinner for a buck and a half so that's no excuse.