Monday, June 14, 2021

1993 Upper Deck #775


Type: Base Card
Acquired: Traded With Friend
I really liked the look of this set from Upper Deck. The graphics on the front are bold and simplistic which helps to make the colorful photos really pop! Ultimately though, it looks like Bo is going for a swing and a miss on the front photo. THAT BALL IS TOO LOW BO! DON'T SWING!! The back photo is gold as well. That shot of Bo giving a tip of his cap to the photographer while in the dugout is a fantastic candid shot. Decent stat representation on the back makes this card a winner! 

Monday, June 7, 2021

1989 STAR #2 of 11


Type: Limited Set
Acquired: Bought Online
Yes, it is another boring STAR card from 1989, but I actually give this one some small kudos due to the image on the front of the card. It shows Bo in mid swing at the plate. The photo is unique and that is why I can't say this is one of my least favorite Bo cards in my collection. It is near the bottom though. That's due to the dull graphics on the front of the card and the bland back of the card. At least it gives us Bo's career minor league stats. I know I am complaining about this card quite a bit, but I have quite a few reasons to do so.

Monday, May 31, 2021

1987 Fleer #25

Type: Limited Set
Acquired: Bought Online
This is a card that I had never seen growing up, but eventually stumbled upon years later. This set features 2 cards from each team. One focusing on the defense and the other one featuring the offense. The card above shows off Bo's skills as he weaves through the line to try and hit pay dirt against the Chargers. I like the photography, the yellow highlights and even the stats on the back. It doesn't name any players on the card, but we all know that's Bo.

Monday, May 24, 2021

1990 Wonder Bread #1


Type: Limited Set
Acquired: Bought Online
Back in the day, there was nothing cooler than getting free baseball cards in your snack cakes, breakfast cereal or bread! The photo on the front of this card features Bo in a very serious mood. Not sure why? Did the photog grab him unexpectedly? Did Bo just go 0 for 4? What was the deal with that look? Either way I actually like the photo, my only complaint is that the team logos have been swiped from the uniform. The back is actually pretty decent looking for a freebie and includes the classic Wonder Bread logo. One of my favorite free premium cards in my Bo collection!

Monday, May 17, 2021

1980's No Caine


Type: Oddball Card
Acquired: Bought Online
I have been trying to find any info I can on this card and all I have found is nothing! Obviously this was part of some anti-drug campaign in the 1980's, but I can't find out what year this card was made? I've seen some sites say 1986 and some say 1988. At least we can agree it's from the 80's. I don't know how this was distributed? Maybe a giveaway at games? It also looks like it may have been a downsized version of a poster? I have no idea, but I do know that I like it! The message on the back is short and to the point. Did you know that "Bo knows...it's best to turn your back on crack"? Just an odd card that I was excited to find for around $2. I had seen it for years online and now I have one in my collection!

Monday, May 10, 2021

1992 Topps Kids #103

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
This is another one of my favorite Bo Jackson cards. In 1992 I was 11 years old and our local Mom & Pop drug store carried packs of these cards. The packs were only 35 cents each which made them very affordable for me. I bought pack after pack hoping to pull a Bo, but I never did. I did get some cool cards with some really cool designs, but it wasn't until almost 20 years later that I bought this card online for around $1. I'm glad I did. This was a childhood feat finally completed! Love the design, the cartoony graphics and the comics & info on the back. Awesome card from a unique set!

Monday, May 3, 2021

1989 Score #314


Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought at Show
I like this "Speedburner" subset card from the 1989 Score football set. The photo on the front is okay, but the back of the card really shines with it's cool looking logo graphics and stats from Bo's collegiate career as a track star! Did you know Bo was a 2-time Alabama State Decathlon champion in high school or that he set state records in the 60 & 100 yard dashes, 60 & 120 yard hurdles, the long jump and the high jump? He also lettered in indoor track twice at Auburn and once in outdoor track. Truly, Bo was the greatest athlete of our time!