Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bo Jackson PC

I saw "Bo Jackson" trending on Twitter this morning and I'm like, "Oh no, please tell me Bo hasn't been accused of sexual harassment!" And thankfully no, he was just trending because it's his birthday. Whew!

I didn't have a post planned for today, so I whipped out my Bo cards for a quick photoshoot, and will celebrate Bo's 55th by showing off my little PC of his cards.

The clear king of this PC is the 5/5 auto I pulled from a box of Archives Signature last year. I probably should have quit while I was ahead, but I just picked up a box of 2017 Archives Signature among my Black Friday box order (I think it was the "Active Player Edition"). Hopefully my luck with this product continues, though I'm fully expecting to be let down and am kinda regretting that purchase before it even arrives.

Here are some rookie cards. I've also got the complete set of 1986 Donruss The Rookies (featuring Bo) that I've had since I was a kid. I should probably break that up for my PCs at some point.

Here are my football cards of the man. Concerning to me is I know I have another one (an orange Upper Deck college football card). I bet I threw that in with my miscellaneous football cards instead of the player collection. I really only re-opened my Bo PC like a year or two ago. For some reason I didn't collect him when I first returned to the hobby. What a fool I was!

My PC still has a ton of holes, as evidenced by the only 3 cards I have from '88 and '89. I'm sure I had more from the overproduction era in my childhood collection, but lost the bulk of them in the purge when I moved out of state. (Bo showing bunt?!)

Here's '90 through '92. Again, lots of "junk" needs, so if you've got some to dump— yes, even redheaded stepchildren sets such as '90 Donruss, '90 Topps, and '91 Fleer— go ahead and shoot them my way. Turns out I've got a dupe of the iconic FB/BB card, so if any of my trader buds need it, let me know and I'll set it aside for you.

Mid 90s stuff.


Modern Panini.

And finally, modern Topps.

Still a long way to my standard goal of 100 unique cards of the guy, but no rush, I suppose.
Happy Birthday, Bo!


  1. I am very much interested in the duplicate card you have of Bo in the baseball/football uni. I have been trying to find it for a long time.

  2. Bo had the best unlicensed stuff from back in the day.

  3. Awesome cards. The 1987 Topps Bo Jackson is soooo classic.

  4. I'm sure I have a stack I can send your way. Be on the lookout!

  5. If Bo were caught up in a scandal, I would be heartbroken. He seems like a genuinely great guy. One of the best in sports, in my opinion.