Monday, February 26, 2018

1990 Donruss Learning Series #38

Type: Learning Series
Acquired: Via Ebay
This is a card that I never knew existed! I have a bunch of different Bo cards from the 1990 Donruss set including MVP, All-Star and base cards, but I never heard of the Donruss "Learning Series"! I did some digging and according to the "1990 Donruss Learning Series is a 55-card set that served as part of an educational packet for elementary and middle school students." DANG! I wish I had these as a kid. I would have learned so much more! Who am I kidding...I would have just hoarded these and continued to be a solid straight C student.

Monday, February 19, 2018

1989 Classic #157

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Via Trade
Classic always had great shots on their cards, and this one is no exception! Bo in the batting cages! I used to work with a guy who was a pitcher in the KC Royals farm system around the time Bo was playing for them and he said anytime Bo took BP, everyone stopped whatever they were doing to see how far he would smash the ball. He was that kind of talent. Another great thing about the early Classic cards was the trivia at the bottom. These cards were part of a game, but I don't know of anyone who ever played it. They were a good source of sports knowledge nonetheless! 

Monday, February 12, 2018

1987 Topps #170

Type: Rookie Card
Acquired: Via Card Pack
This was the first Bo Jackson card I ever had in my collection and the 1987 Topps set is what really got me into card collecting. I am a huge Mets fan and 1987 was the year after they won the World Series, so I had to collect the cards of my fave Mets. These included Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Ray Knight and Darryl Strawberry to name a few. My Dad would bring home packs of these cards every so often and I was hooked. We used to sit at the kitchen table and unwrap those wax packs at night and my Dad would tell us all about the players and managers as we hung on his every word, we would chew on the chalky, sugary gum that was in every pack. It really was a great bonding experience for us and really solidified my love for the game. It wasn't until a year later that Bo really caught my attention with his mammoth home runs and laser precision throws, but when he did I was glad I had this card in my collection. I know it's not worth a heck of a lot today, but it has a ton of sentimental value to me.