Monday, October 18, 2021

1991 Fleer #416


Type: Base Card
Acquired: Pulled From Pack
This card highlights Bo's league leading 5.6 yards per carry in the 1990 NFL season. He also ran for 698 yards on 125 carries! I love the "Superman" type intro this card gives Bo. This alone is worth the price of the card. Photo on the front is pretty good too, just would have liked to have seen the whole photo and not just a cropped picture of Mr. Jackson.

Monday, October 11, 2021

1989 Score #284

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
This late 80's football card features 2 Heisman trophy winners in Marcus Allen & Bo Jackson! What a lethal 1-2 punch! Could you imagine being on defense and having to face these two brutal backs in the same game. Allen was more of a finesse runner while Bo was pure power. I love this card, just wish they would have gotten a photo of the 2 together kind of like FLEER did with their "Superstar Specials" subsets. Overall a great combo!

Monday, October 4, 2021

2002 Fleer Throwbacks #9

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought Online
I don't know too much about this early 2000's offering from Fleer, but any set that includes Bo Jackson is okay with me! Honestly, the clean looking white borders and graphics give this card a nice, sharp look. The shot on the front is nice, not great, but nice and the back gives Bo's full career stats as a running back for the Raiders. Still is amazing to know that Bo had a lifetime record of 5.4 yards per carry! In comparison Emmitt Smith's best year was a 5.3 and Barry Sanders career number was 5.0.

Monday, September 27, 2021

1989 Score #2

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Bought at Show
The 1989 Score set has always been one of my favorite 80's football sets. I like the colorful borders, the action shots and even the full cover large candid shots on the back are a nice touch. I know that most collectors recognize this set for the Barry Sanders rookie card, but this Bo card is not one to be overlooked.

Monday, September 20, 2021

1991 Fleer Provisions #6

Type: Insert Card
Acquired: Bought at Show
This card marks Bo Jackson's second entry in the Fleer "Provisions" insert set. The first was in the 1991 Fleer baseball set and to be honest with you, that one is way cooler than this one. The artwork here is fine, but it's pretty generic. Bo standing in front of a foreboding night sky is okay and the moon as a baseball is probably meant to be a way of saying that he "Moonlights" as an outfielder, but the baseball card gave Bo a robotic arm! How can anything beat that! These cards were on the want list of every card collecting kid back in the early 90's and I am still proud to say I have this early insert card in my collection.

Monday, September 13, 2021

2016 Topps Berger's Best #BB-36


Type: Insert Card
Acquired: Bought at Card Shop
Here is another pickup from my family's trip to South Dakota. I saw this in a box of random Royals cards at a downtown card shop and assumed it was another 1987 Topps Bo "Future Stars" card, but when I flipped it over I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was yet another reprint in a recent Topps baseball set. This is a card that I had never seen before. I paid my $1 and now it is a nice addition to my Bo Jackson card collection. 

Monday, September 6, 2021

2017 Topps Archives #52


Type: Numbered Paralell
Acquired: Bought at Card Shop
A few weeks back, myself and my wife took our kids on a week long vacation to South Dakota. We saw so many great and historical things while we were there like Mount Rushmore, Cosmos Mystery Spot and Dinosaur Park. Those places were cool, but of course I had to see if there was a card shop near by. There was and I brought the family. I dug through some boxes and searched a few binders and uncovered a few Bo cards that were not currently in my collection. One of these cards was this 2017 Topps Archive card numbered 36 out of 75! Nice card had for a decent price.