Promoting professional football in the spring and summer, the upstart USFL offered lucrative contracts and an on-field product competitive to that of the established NFL. But after three seasons and a financial hemorrhage, the circuit folded and became just a fond memory. These team-issued media guides encompass the entire history of the short-lived gridiron league! Includes:
1983: stored in a USFL logo binder, the guides present (NM) and are housed in plastic sleeves. Includes: Arizona Wranglers, Birmingham Stallions, Boston Breakers, Chicago Blitz, Denver Gold, Los Angeles Express, Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Oakland Invaders, Philadelphia Stars, Tampa Bay Bandits (with owner Burt Reynolds on cover), Washington Federals and (2) USFL guides.
1984: all present (NM) unless otherwise noted: Arizona Wranglers (EX-MT), Birmingham Stallions, Chicago Blitz (EX), Denver Gold, Houston Gamblers, Jacksonville Bulls (EX), Los Angeles Express, Memphis Showboats (EX), Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals (includes player profiles of Brian Sipe and Herschel Walker), New Orleans Breakers, Oakland Invaders (EX), Oklahoma Outlaws (EX-MT with Doug Williams on cover), Philadelphia Stars (EX), Pittsburgh Maulers, San Antonio Gunslingers (EX), Tampa Bay Bandits (EX) and Washington Federals.
1985: all are (NM) or (EX-MT): Arizona Outlaws, Baltimore Stars, Birmingham Stallions, Denver Gold, Houston Gamblers, Jacksonville Bulls, Los Angeles Express (with Steve Young on cover), Memphis Showboats, New Jersey Generals, Oakland Invaders, Orlando Renegades, Portland Breakers, San Antonio Gunslingers and Tampa Bay Bandits.