Are you ready to feel old? It’s been 23 years since Vincent Edward Jackson made his baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals in 1986. It seems almost that long since he played his final game in 1994 with the California Angels.
You’ll never see Bo Jackson inducted into Cooperstown and with stars like Albert Pujols in the game today, it’s easy to forget what Bo accomplished on the baseball field so long ago but thankfully, collectors still remember.
The two-sport star may have only made a small impact on the diamond but despite his short tenure, collectors are still buying up his cards at an alarming rate, especially his certified autographs, which can be found in Topps & Upper Deck products.
Need proof of Bo’s 2009 Hobby dominance? Check out the final price of this 2009 Triple Threads 1/1 featuring a sticker autograph and pieces of game-used memorabilia. Now check out this 2009 Sweet Spot jumbo patch sale.
I don’t know about you but $500 dollars for two cards of a guy who Baseball-Reference compares most to Nick Esasky & Greg Vaughn is pretty damn impressive. Remember, due to his football injury, Bo didn’t even reach 150 career home runs.
As for the card below, it’s a Donruss 20th Anniversary Buyback Autograph #’d to 87 which recently sold for just under $100 dollars. It’s Donruss’ greatest contribution to The Hobby since 1998 Donruss Crusade.
… that’s another blog, however.