As some of you may know, there is a professional lacrosse league known as MLL. It's currently in its 11th year of existence, which is pretty impressive given that A) it only has 6 teams and B) only 3 of those 6 teams are leftover from the inaugural season. Kudos to them for sticking (unintended pun I swear) around despite limited fanfare!
Anyways, when the league started in 2001, they produced a card line to hype the teams/players.
and the only website that mentions the set is incorrect in stating that the set has 32 cards (it actually has 36, with 6 guys per team). Beckett is absolutely no help about the set, and don't even try buying these cards on any of the typical card sites, as they simply don't exist!
So here we have a set with little known about it, and a blogger to the rescue. It's my hope, from here on out, that this post becomes the #1 information source regarding the 2001 MLL Inaugural Set. It likely won't garner a whole lot of page views, but it might help a few people out, and mostly it'll make me happy to figure this set out!
So here are the cards that I'm currently aware of in the set, listed by team. A question mark (?) next to the player's name indicates that I'm not sure if he's a part of the set or not. I used to own almost all of these cards but I sold or traded them all away, so currently my cupboard is bare. But if you know more than me about these cards (including where to buy them) or would like to learn more about them, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and we'll chat!
The list of cards:
Long Island Lizards
New Jersey Pride
John Grant Jr.
Ryan PowellTim Soudan