Football's famous summer league is recalled with this 1983-1985 USFL pennant lot of (18) different teams. A high-quality professional league, the USFL fielded many future NFL stars, including Hall of Famers Reggie White, Jim Kelly and Steve Young. This entertaining league consisted of eighteen franchises, and with relocations and name changes accounted for, there are twenty-three city/team/name possibilities.
Dominating this warm weather league, were the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, who are well represented with (3) examples, including (2) Philadelphia and (1) Baltimore. The Stars lost the first USFL championship game by two points in 1983, they then won the 1984 and 1985 championship games.
Filling out the ranks of this collection are (16) other league member teams, including (2) Boston/New Orleans Breakers examples, with one for each city, along with (13) one-city teams and (1) Arizona Wranglers/Outlaws in the form of a Wranglers example. To sum it up (17/23) possible types are present and accounted for, though there are regular season and post season variations out there.
Condition is pleasing throughout this collection, ranging (EX to NM-MT), with just (3) pennants suffering the typical affliction of pinholes. Featured pennants are: 1983 Philadelphia Stars inaugural season version; 1984 Philadelphia Stars USFL Champions; 1985 Baltimore Stars; 1983 Boston Breakers; 1984 New Orleans Breakers; 1983-1984 Arizona Wranglers; 1983-1985 Birmingham Stallions; 1983-1984 Chicago Blitz; 1983-1985 Denver Gold; 1984-1985 Houston Gamblers; 1984-1985 Jacksonville Bulls; 1983-1985 Los Angeles Express; 1983-1984 Michigan Panthers (won championship in 1983); 1983-1985 New Jersey Generals; 1983-1985 Oakland Invaders; 1984 Pittsburgh Maulers; 1984-1985 San Antonio Gunslingers; and 1983-1985 Tampa Bay Bandits.
The teams not represented in this collection are: Arizona Outlaws, Memphis Showboats, Oklahoma Outlaws, Orlando Renegades, Portland Breakers and Washington Federals..