Monday, March 26, 2018

2003 Leaf Certified Materials

Type: Memorabilia Card
Acquired: Via Ebay
This was the first memorabilia card I ever purchased of Bo Jackson. I grabbed it off Ebay for around $15. It is cut from an authentic game worn jersey from the 1990 MLB season. Of course this was Bo's last season as Royal before his hip injury caused him to be released by the team. My goal is to collect enough of these cards so I can eventually make my own authentic Bo Jackson jersey. That may take a little time to pull off, so maybe I'll just sit back and admire the card I have before me?

Monday, March 19, 2018

1990 ProSet Football #155

Type: Base Card
Acquired: Via Trade
I remember really wanting this card when I was a kid. One of our neighbors had it and I just loved the action shot in the photo and the majority of my Bo Jackson card collection was baseball cards. To add this great looking card to my collection would be an achievement! I threw everything at my neighbor trying to get him to budge on a trade. I threw Mattingly, Winfield and even a Sandy Alomar rookie card! It took a combination of Yankees and Jets cards to finally put this Bo card in my grasp and this is the card you see above!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bootleg Bo/Bart card

Type: Bootleg
Acquired: Via Card Show
I really don't know too much about the card. It really doesn't give too much info. No date, no copyright, not anything. I do know that when I saw this for 50 cents at a card show I had to have it. This piece of cardboard showcases two of my idols from the 90s. The mischievous Bart Simpson and the mighty Bo Jackson. I have seen some other Bo/Bart cards online, but have yet to see them in person. Hopefully I'll stumble upon some somewhere for a cheap price and relive the glory days of these two American icons from the past. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

1990 Bowman Sweepstakes Card

Type: Sweepstakes Card
Acquired: Via Card Show
This was always an odd card to me. There was a whole series of these artistic sweepstakes cards in the 1990 Bowman baseball set, but this is the only one I own. You could fill out this card and send it in for your chance to win a complete set of 11 baseball superstars paintings by artist Craig Pursley valued at $110 thousand! Did anyone actually fill these cards out and send them in? I know I would have rather kept the card in my collection then send it out. What would you have done?