Defunct Teams

Philadelphia Blazers Retro Tee

Throwback Champions


Regular price $25.00
Philadelphia Blazers Retro Tee
This Throwback Champions shirt is made on 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester). All Throwback Champions tee's are made of high quality, durable, lightweight inks for all t-shirt prints that enhance the bold colors of each design.

Originally slated for Miami, the WHL's Screaming Eagles were moved to Philadelphia at the last minute prior to the 72-73 season and renamed the Blazers. Shortly after the relocation, they came to contract terms with Derek Sanderson, signing him for $2.6 million over 5 years, at the time the highest salary ever paid to a professional sports player. They also signed former Flyer Bernie Parent in net, who failed to get picked up by an NHL team.

Despite the stars, the Blazers only lasted 1 season, as injuries and off-ice struggles with Sanderson plagued the promising team and therefore ticket sales suffered. The Blazers were moved to Vancouver for the '73-74 season.

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