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Louisville Sports Scrapbook

Louisville sports fans–and Card fans in particular:

Here’s the spot to show off your prized mementos to share with everyone. Tickets, programs, photos–anything you’d like to share.

The idea for this section came to me one day when I had some old Card programs, tix, photos, etc. that I was going to scan in personally, just for myself or for some stories I might write.

But then it struck me that it might be cool to see photos of other people’s prized Card sports mementos — and a brief word or two about why they are so meaningful to that person. And maybe create a spot to display them on my site, and use them in stories in the future perhaps.

Everyone has them–and I’m hoping some really old items will appear. For example, I was surprised recently on the boards when a 70+ yr old suddenly regaled us with his vivid retelling of the really original “Dream Game” –the 1958 U of L- UK game! He said he still had stuff from the game.

So, Card fans, scan and email your Card mementos to me –with your personal note about them if you want–and I’ll post them here, and in stories, so all of us can better remember and appreciate the best moments in our sports history.

Thanks,

Frank

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B. C. (Before Crum)

Peck Hickman.  The coach who truly established U of L BBall in the 40\'s and 50\'s.Peck Hickman. The coach who truly established U of L BBall in the 40′s and 50′s.

Wes Unseld.  Louisville Seneca High grad and Card's greatest center of the 60's (or of any era!)  Named one of the 50 greatest players of all time.

Wes Unseld. Louisville Seneca High grad and Card's greatest center of the 60's (or of any era!) Named one of the 50 greatest players of all time.

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1970′s

1975 U of L vs. UCLA and John Wooden (in his final season)

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1975 Final Four U of L - UCLA. 20 yr old U of L senior Frankpos is on the right with the cool muttonchops...


1975 Final Four.  Special U of L publication after trip.  Jr. Bridgeman skies as the Card's Allen Murphy looks on.

1975 Final Four. Special U of L publication after trip. Jr. Bridgeman skies as the Card's Allen Murphy looks on.

1975 Final Four.  Special U of L publication after trip.

1975 Final Four. Special U of L publication after trip.

1975 Final Four program -pics of the Card team.

1975 Final Four program -pics of the Card team.

1975 Final Four U of L - UCLA and Wooden.  Program cover showing previous year, with David Thompson and NC St. soaring over Bill Walton, and stopping the Bruin's run of titles.

1975 Final Four U of L - UCLA and Wooden. Program cover showing previous year, with David Thompson and NC St. soaring over Bill Walton, and stopping the Bruin's run of titles.

1975 game--the TV announcers.  Ck them out!

1975 game--the TV announcers. Ck them out!


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The Kentucky Colonels — 1975 ABA (and champs of the BBall world !)

Souvenior bottle --1975 Kentucky Colonels.  Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenior bottle --1975 Kentucky Colonels. Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenior bottle --1975 Kentucky Colonels.  Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenior bottle --1975 Kentucky Colonels. Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

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The 1980′s

1980 Sports Illustrated championship cover. (Courtesy of the SI Vault.)

1980 Sports Illustrated championship cover. (Courtesy of the SI Vault.)

Darrell Griffith with the 1980 championship trophy.

Darrell Griffith with the 1980 championship trophy.

Darrell Griffith.  (Wallpaper courtesy of Card Paradise.)

Darrell Griffith. (Wallpaper courtesy of Card Paradise.)

Denny Crum in the 1980 championship game vs. UCLA in Indy.  (Courtesy of SI Vault.))

Denny Crum in the 1980 championship game vs. UCLA in Indy. (Courtesy of SI Vault.))

Darrell Griffith in Dr. Dunkenstein poster.

Darrell Griffith in Dr. Dunkenstein poster.

Special edition newspaper for 1980 champs. Courtesuy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Special edition newspaper for 1980 champs. Courtesuy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenior for 1980 champs.  Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenir for 1980 champs. Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenior lighter for 1980 champs.  Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenir lighter for 1980 champs. Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

Souvenior ball autographed by all members of 1980 champs.  Courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire.

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of 1980 champs. Courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire.

Souvenior ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs.  courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire.

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire.

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

Souvenir ball autographed by all members of the 1980 champs. courtesy of Junkman at Card Empire

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1983 Original Dream Game

Pre-game C-J for original Dream Game

Pre-game C-J for original Dream Game

Pre-game C-J team breakdowns for original Dream Game.

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Pre-game C-J for original Dream Game -Gov Brown Wants Annual Game

Pre-Game C-J cartoon--original Dream Game

1983 original Dream Game ticket.  (Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game ticket. (Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game.  (Signed photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Signed photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game.  (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game.  (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game--Philintheville wife his wife in 1983, ready for the big tilt!. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

1983 original Dream Game--Philintheville wife his wife in 1983, ready for the big tilt!. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)

  • 1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)
  • 1983 original Dream Game. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)
  • Dream Game 1983 John Y. Brown in his two tone suit, with wife Phyllis George and son Lincoln Todd. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)
  • Dream Game 1983 John Y. Brown in his two tone suit, with wife Phyllis George and son Lincoln Todd. (Personal photo courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.)
  • 1986 championship.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition. Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition. Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition. Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition. Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition. Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition. Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    1986 champs--special newspaper edition.  Courtesy of Matt Wickham.

    Souvenior bottle for 1986 champs.  Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

    Souvenir bottle for 1986 champs. Courtesy of Philintheville at Card Empire.

    Denny's stacked deck of Cards--  1986 champs. Courtesy of Michael McCammon of Ditchball.

    Denny's stacked deck of Cards-- 1986 champs. Courtesy of Michael McCammon of Ditchball.

    Souvenior program for 1986 champs. Courtesy of Michael McCammon at Ditchball

    Souvenir program for 1986 champs. Courtesy of Michael McCammon at Ditchball

    5 Responses to “Louisville Sports Scrapbook”

    1. Travis Hines said

      I was 10 years old when the Cards won in 1986 and these pics brought the memories back. Great feeling! C-A-R-D-S…GO…CARDS…GO!!!

    2. CreciaCardsFan said

      I am thrilled to see all these memories online, I was a teenager when they won in the 80′s. My mother graduated for U of L and raised us to enjoy Louisville Basketball. I remember her sitting in front of the television scream “SHOOT THE BALL!” I am proud to say we are huge fans of our Cards win lose or draw. I have several of my mothers U of L shirts from the 80′s I drug them out shook them off tossed them in the wash and prayed they would bring us good luck this year. Although they lost and didn’t take it all the way our Cards looked great all year long and the memories passed down from my mother I am passing on to my girls. Maybe one day they will drag out my shirts and yell at the TV doing me and their Granny very proud. I love all your photos and newspaper clippings, my how time flies.

      Crecia in Louisville Kentucky

      • frankpos said

        Crecia, thanks for dropping by and sharing that memory.

        I created that area because I thought it would bring a smile to many faces of Card fans–young and old–and remind them of our history.

        Roz, as always I appreciate your stopping in, and your comments.

        CardsLady, Zach, and Alex– Thanks, also. I think we missed a golden opp to get to the Final 4 this yr with the men. The ladies actually showed the men how guts and humility will get you far…

    3. Juan Castro said

      I watched a Louisville – Boston College game at MSG which went into, at least, double overtime. Wes Unseld, time and time again kept Louisville in the game until he fouled out in the last overtime, and BC won. Game must have been played in the 67-68 season, but maybe it was played a year earlier.

      If anybody has the box score or any other detail of that game, please share it with me. To me it was the most impressive college basketball I ever watched as a spectator.

      • Can’t provide much detail but from a .pdf file available at the UL site, this much can be had:

        In 1967-68 UL played then #10 Boston College (on a neutral site – probably MSG) and won 81-74.

        The next year UL again played BC in the NIT at MSG. Winning a preliminary game against Fordham 73-70 in the first game and losing to then #16 BC 83-88 in the next game.

        Sorry, I can find no other details though some may be in other sections of that comprehensive history at http://www.ulsports.com

        have fun, Swamp Daddy

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