Short-Lived Teams/Names Countdown

by C2Cigars - 19 cards (Last updated on May. 3, 2018)


19. 1974-75 Topps #169 Kansas City Scouts


KANSAS CITY SCOUTS, 2 Seasons

1974-75 & 1975-76 (160 games), then moved to become the Colorado Rockies

18. 1977-78 Topps #75 Cleveland Barons


CLEVELAND BARONS, 2 Seasons

1976-77 & 1977-78 (160 games), then moved to merge with Minnesota North Stars

17. 1933-34 Hamilton Gum #44 Larry Aurie


DETROIT FALCONS, 2 seasons

1930-31 & 1931-32 (92 games), then renamed Detroit Red Wings

16. 2004-05 In The Game Franchises Canadian #85 Reg Noble


TORONTO ARENAS, 2 seaons

1917-18 & 1918-19 (38 games), then renamed Toronto St. Patricks

15. 1998 Topps #150 Eddie George


TENNESSE OILERS, 2 Seasons

1997 & 1998 (32 games), then renamed Tennessee Titans

14. 1951 Bowman #79 Bruce Alford


NEW YORK YANKS, 2 Seasons

1950 & 1951 (24 games), then moved to become the Dallas Texans (NFL)

13. 1970 Topps #713 Seattle Pilots


SEATTLE PILOTS, 1 Season

1969 (162 games); then went bankrupt, sold and moved to become the Milwaukee Brewers

12. 1973-74 Topps #26 John Tresvant


CAPITAL BULLETS, 1 Season

1973-74 (81 games), then renamed Washington Bullets

11. 1961-62 Fleer #28 Bob Leonard


CHICAGO PACKERS, 1 Season

1961-62 (80 games), then renamed Chicago Zephyrs

10. 1981 TCMA #35 Bobby Leonard


CHICAGO ZEPHYRS, 1 Season

1962-63 (80 games), then moved to become the Baltimore Bullets

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Comments

Feb. 11, 2015 - 3:20PM
jupiterhill

The Scouts, I plan on doing a future blog on them. It could be tough since I wasn't born when they existed, but I do have a patch from them and the Kansas City Kings.

Nice list, I didn't realize the Oilers lasted 2 year in Tennessee, I was thinking it was only one.

Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:57PM
Billy Kingsley

Great concept! The Washington NBA franchise could provide you with several cards- they have had three names that were used for only one season! (Chicago Zephyrs, Chicago Packers, Capital Bullets)

Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:56AM
C2Cigars

Thank you, Billy K. The short-lived NBA teams have been added. I have no interest in watching/collecting Pro Basketball so I didn't think to include NBA teams.

Mar. 18, 2015 - 2:03PM
captkirk42

I like collecting some short lived teams.

Mar. 22, 2018 - 2:15PM
altaeria

 

Looks like it's time to replace that Los Angeles Chargers card ... or is it?  

Apr. 17, 2018 - 9:19PM
IfbBirdsCards

A suggestion, the Baltimore Stallions, part of the CFL’s failed Southern expansion that folded after winning the 1995 Grey Cup.

Apr. 17, 2018 - 10:14PM
captkirk42

Re: Baltimore Stalions. If I recall they spent short period of time named the Baltimore Colts CFL but the NFL challenged them on the name and apparently won.

 

Apr. 18, 2018 - 9:39AM
IfbBirdsCards

That I don’t know as they formed and folded 8 and 7 years before I was born.

Apr. 29, 2018 - 12:12PM
ranfordfan

Baltimore Stallions moved and bacame the Montreal Alouettes again when the US football thing died. There were:

Baltimore

Shreveport Pirates, Memphis Bulldogs (Maddogs possibly), Birmingham Barracudas, Sacramento Gold Miners (moved to Texas at some point I think), Las Vegas Posse, thats all I can think of off the top of my head.

Apr. 29, 2018 - 2:10PM
mzentko

nice list, it was a fun read

might want to add the baltimore bullets to the washington franchise notes

http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/2012/cid/630307/1969-70-Topps-12-Gus-Johnson

mark

Apr. 30, 2018 - 11:14AM
Lerxst2112

How about some short lived leagues? A couple football leagues that lasted only a few short seasons before folding the entire league. The USFL from 1983-85 had 18 teams, they have a 1984 USFL and 1985 USFL card set. The WFL lasted from 1974-75 a short season and a half with13 teams before folding up shop and calling it a day. My family had season tickets for the Chicago Fire in their only season. No WFL trading cards.



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