1974-75 NLL cards

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  1. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    While waiting for the NHL season to start, I decided to work on a set of "cards"
    depicting the original National Lacrosse League. Nothing that will be mass-produced;
    just something to pass the time.

    Here's an example:


    I've done some searching on Google Images and have found a couple of game programs
    and other assorted photos, but some teams are proving to be elusive.

    I'm also looking for any "split stats." For example, Ernie Mitchell started the '74 season
    with Syracuse and was traded to Montreal mid-way through. However, the stats in the
    '75 media guide just show that he played 29 games and had 33 assists. No mention of
    home many games he played with the Stingers and then with Les Quebecois.

    Speaking of goalies, were goalie stats (W-L-T, GAA, etc.) ever made available?

    Any help with photos, stats, etc. would be muchly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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  2. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

  3. Tom Wersderfer

    Tom Wersderfer Active Member

    Good luck with this project. I'd be willing to buy a set of these cards.
  4. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    Same here. Definitely gives me flashbacks to collecting hockey cards in the 1980s.
  5. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    Card #1: Paul Suggate, Maryland Arrows

  6. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    paul suggate - the man, the myth, the legend. i have said it so many times, the skills of john tavares, jim veltman and geoff snider in one package.
    btw, suggate was a defenseman in that league.
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  7. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    I saw yesterday on Wamper's Bible of Lacrosse website that he was named to the '74
    and '75 All-Star teams as a defenceman, but in the two Arrows programs that I've seen
    and in the NLL media guide, he's listed as a forward. :confused:
  8. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    Card #2: Doug Favell, Philadelphia Wings

  9. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    These are great! Good job so far! :)
  10. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    that's how good paul was - the ultimate two way player.
  11. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    Thanks! Right now, there are only six player cards, four "All-Time Leaders" cards and one final card
    that have both a front and back to them and another 68 that need a write-up
    for the back.
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  12. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    Even when I was a kid, I was a stats junkie so the League Leader cards
    were always my favourite subset. There'll be four cards for goals, assists,
    points and PIM's.


    These are part a "Team History" subset. The design is based on the 1977-78
    OPC hockey Team Records subset.


    This will be the last card in the set. The photo is from a Philly Firebirds program.
    For some reason, the border around the league logo doesn't look right.

  13. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    That's fantastic stuff all around! The 1970s NLL may have been short lived but from what I've seen and read it was a lot of fun. These cards are a perfect tribute to a league that's been largely forgotten by the mainstream.

    Much like today's NLL! :D
  14. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    it was a great league. it made me into the box lacrosse fan that i am today.
  15. Rottenrocker

    Rottenrocker Active Member

    Oh I know you've been a fan of box lacrosse a long time. Almost as long as I've been alive!

    Always appreciate your insight on this great game.
  16. thwingfan

    thwingfan Active Member

    Cards look great!
  17. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    Thanks to everyone for the positive response. I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to box lacrosse but I've
    always had a soft spot for all the short-lived leagues that popped up in the 1970's.

    I figured this forum would be the best place get to get feedback. I'll be posting a
    few cards of players that I haven't been able to match up with the rosters that I have.

    Your help is muchly appreciated! :)
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  18. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    Turns out I don't have as many "unknown" cards (so far) as I thought.

    Here's the first three...

    ...and the other three:

    For the card on the left, the caption on the original photo said it was Sandy Lynch
    but the player list that I have shows #29 as being Bob Bolitho who only played two
    games for Toronto.

    For the card on the right ("Gee, that photo looks awfully familiar..."), it's hard to tell
    if that's #11 or #21 for the Caribous. Gotta love the "chevron" jersey that the referee
    is wearing. :)

  19. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    where are you getting your photos from?
  20. suprfrog

    suprfrog New Member

    I've found programs online, including the Wings program you posted a while back. Most
    of the Griffins photos were in a program that I found on FB as well as a couple of issues
    of the "Pro Lacrosse" newspaper.

    Google News search has helped for Montreal Quebecois photos.

    I also tried newspapers.com, but the photos there were really grainy:

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