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Remembership, Part 11: Team USA

[Editor’s Note: Membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner is back with this latest installment of Remembership, his retrospective series about the Uni Watch membership card program. Enjoy. — PL]

By Scott M.X. Turner

This week’s Remembership looks at United States national team designs. Members mainly chose hockey- and soccer-based designs, but fencing, sailing, cycling, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, and wrestling are all represented as well.

If I’ve left out your Team USA card, I apologize and please let me know in the comments section.

1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA men’s hockey team, clockwise from top left: Patrick Jordan, Mike Hromowyk, Chris Burks, David Haberman, Josh Hunsucker, Christopher Leopardi.
1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA men’s hockey team, clockwise from top left: Marcelo S. Triunfo, Michael Enriquez (a different name adorns his card), Matt Pierson, Andy Gladstone, Stephen Santangelo.
Various USA hockey teams, clockwise from top left: USMNT 2002 (John Muir), USMNT World Cup of Hockey 1996 (Jeff Barak), USMNT World Cup of Hockey 1996 (Anthony Scandiffio Jr., who requested a nameless card design), USMNT 2010 (Josh Weinstein), Team USA 1976 (Neil Hochman), USMNT Canada Cup 1976 (Neil Graff).
USMNT soccer 1994 World Cup, clockwise from top left: Scott Beaton, Robert Baker III, Matthew W. Brevet, Anthony Richard McCormick, Mike Plunkett.
Various US soccer teams, clockwise from top left: USMNT 2007 (O. Raymer), USMNT 2007 (Ryan Groff), USMNT 2012 (Tim Lewis), USWNT 2019 (Leah Voit), USWNT Pride 2018 (Bob Andrews).
Miscellaneous sports, clockwise from left to right: fencing (CJ Fleck), fencing (CJ Fleck), Greg Lemond cycling (Peter Hymas), Tommie Smith track 1968 Olympics (Lloyd Alaban), wrestling singlet (Solomon Duncan), wrestling singlet (Ross A Bendik), Ali Raisman gymnastics 2012 Olympics (Blain Fowler), USA Sailing (Doug Steffenson).
USA basketball, left to right: USWNT 1996 Olympics (Matthew Garry Moon), USMNT Dream Team 1992 (Matt Staley).


Next week: Our penultimate Remembership


Comments (5)

    As we reflect on your time coming to a close here, Paul, I just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you. I’ll keep my membership card with pride.

    I first found your work as an 11 year old (with far too unregulated internet access). I’ve faithfully read nearly every day since- occasionally commented, once in a blue moon submitted, always enjoyed. I thoroughly appreciate the community and content you’ve created. So much of my life now 20 years later is because of what this site sparked in me. I am currently a high school history teacher, but I also have college degrees in art and design and still do much on the side. I run all the branding for my husband’s Sunday league soccer team. (Go Dutch of the Buffalo District Soccer League!) I am always incorporating sports into my lessons. It all fits together.

    While I don’t agree with every take you have (I’m far less of a traditionalist), I appreciate them always. You write in a thought provoking and interesting manner, you promote respect, you promote heritage, it’s been a great ride.

    Thank you, Paul, and cheers to the next adventure!

    McCormick’s ’94 World Cup card looks cool when you slowly scroll up or down the page. The squiggly stripes look as if they’re moving.

    Would Evil Knievel count for USA? If so, I’m surprised not to see a design based on him.

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