One night Tournament for a shiny new 1982 Caddy
Thanks to Griff Henderson
This card was originally set for Jan 31 but a major snowstorm cancelled it and was rescheduled for Mar 7.
The program pictured here (cover is on the Program Gallery page)
is somewhat of a holy grail item of the era.
None had turned up in the last several years, and several fans including myself who attended the card - and normally would
have bought a program - never brought one home. As for the Caddy, you would have to ask Jimmy if he got to keep the car.
The card was good overall, Jimmy Valiant the eventual winner was very popular at the time and had won at least
one other of these type that were being held in the Mid Atlantic areas, as well as Detroit and Toronto.
It was a good lineup with some of the best grapplers of the era, Steamboat, Adonis, Weaver, Weaver Youngblood
Bravo, Piper, The Destroyer, Blackjack Jr, and Rotundo all entered.
As a fan these cards looked good cause you may get the Steamboat vs Weaver match or Studd vs Piper
but it never happened. We did get an entertaining bout to open the tourny between partners Weaver and Youngblood
Overall a a memorable night at MLG.
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