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

Page:

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.

Jun. 2, 2018 - 9:46PM
IfbBirdsCards

Another suggestion, Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades.

Team moved from Los Angeles after two seasons to play at Cobo Arena. The team played terribly and was folded during the season to cut the owners’ losses. The Baltimore portion of the franchise was introduced a week later, but poor attendance and performance led to the team disappearing into hockey lore. The bright spot was the team helping Gerry Desjardins back to the NHL, who would help the Sabres to a SC final. Another player with notable success was Ed Johnstone.



Leave a Comment

Log in or register to add leave a comment.

User Name:
 
Password:
 
  Remember Me
Register

Create a List

You can create your own lists under Your Lists.

Your Collection

You have 0 of these cards in your collection.

Disclaimer

This list was created by site member C2Cigars. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Trading Card Database.

  

Copyright © 2018 The Trading Card Database LLC
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.