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This is a gallery of Media Guides for the old North American Soccer League, which was active from 1968 to 1984.

Virtually every club produced a high quality guide during the 17 seasons that the NASL existed, meaning a complete collection would involved hundreds of publications.  In addition, the NASL also played four indoor soccer campaigns between 1979 and the league’s demise in 1984.  Separate media guides exist for each indoor team and season.  The league itself also published a guide every season from 1969 to 1984.  In 1968, The Sporting News published an Official Guide for the NASL in lieu of a league-published guide.

The most sought after guides include:

  • Any featuring the New York Cosmos (1971-1984)
  • The all-league guides for the indoor seasons (1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82 and 1983-84)
  • Individual team guides from the league’s final season in 1984, which happen to be especially scarce.

A prominent collector split up his collection on e-Bay in early 2012.  While most guides went in the typical range of $8 – $15 a piece, rare 1984 guides for the Golden Bay Earthquakes, San Diego Sockers and Toronto Blizzard all fetched in excess of $60 each.

Click on individual guides to see which are available in our store today.  Or browse our complete inventory of NASL memorabilia here.

1975 Philadelphia Atoms Media Guide

1976 Chicago Sting Media Guide

1976 Dallas Tornado Media Guide

1976 Hartford Bicentennials Media Guide

1976 New York Cosmos Media Guide

1977 Chicago Sting Media Guide

1977 Las Vegas Quicksilvers Media Guide

1978 Chicago Sting Media Guide

1979 Memphis Rogues

1980 Rochester Lancers

Tony Glavin Philadelphia Fury

NASL Media Guides

NASL Media Guides

NASL Media Guides

NASL Media Guides

1981 Vancouver Whitecaps Media Guide

NASL Media Guides

1983 Chicago Sting Media Guide

1983 San Diego Sockers Media Guide

1983 Vancouver Whitecaps Media Guide

NASL Media Guides

Written by andycrossley

February 28th, 2012 at 4:02 am

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  1. Took me years to do it, but I have every NASL league guide from 1971-1984, and many individual team guides.

    I have every Tampa Bay Rowdies guide (1975-84), three of the four indoor NASL league guides and these team guides:

    1975 – Chicago, Dallas, San Jose
    1976 – Dallas
    1978 – Dallas
    1979 – San Jose
    1980 – San Jose
    1981 – Los Angeles, Tulsa
    1982 – Jacksonville, San Diego, San Jose
    1983 – Team America, Cosmos
    1984 – San Diego

    And a Cosmos indoor 1983-84 guide.

    KT

    29 Feb 12 at 3:34 pm

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