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Was Bo Jackson the greatest to play both baseball and football at the same time and if the answer is yes, should Bo Jackson baseball cards get more love in the hobby?
Deion Sanders fans might disagree but we feel Bo Jackson definitely deserves more love. So we compiled a list of some of his best cards including the top Bo Jackson rookie card to one that has become an iconic image.
If you want to know more about how good Bo Jackson was, scroll to the bottom where we added some background info on this incredible athlete.
Without further ado, here’s the list of cards that should be on the radar of Bo Jackson baseball card collectors.
1986 Topps Traded Tiffany Bo Jackson Baseball Cards
We love the Topps Traded Tiffany Bo Jackson card for the super clean look and a great profile pic with the Royals on the top of the card matching with the one across his jersey.
And the Tiffany subset makes this card even more rare with a PSA 10 going for several thousand dollars. Some have IP autographs on it too, which adds some value.
This is the one Bo Jackson rookie card we’d go for if we had to choose one.
2. 1986 Donruss Highlights Bo Jackson Baseball Cards
This is another early release in the 1986 Donruss Highlights set, which features a profile shot of Bo Jackson.
Even though it was released in the junk wax era, a good PSA 10 or BGS 9.5 isn’t as easy to come by so it’ll have good value if you find one.
3. 1990 Score Bo Jackson “Bo Knows” #697 Bo Jackson Baseball Cards
Here’s the iconic image of Bo Jackson that can be found in the 1990 Score set.
A PSA 10 will go for a few hundred but those with an IP autographs are listed for much higher.
MORE INFO ON BO JACKSON: Bo Jackson was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round of the 1986 MLB draft. Jackson became a regular starter for the Royals the following year in 1987 and batted .235 with 22 home runs, 53 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 115 games.
He became known for his power at the plate with a signature moment coming in the 1989 All-Star Game, when he hit a leadoff home run off that landed in the center field bleachers of Anaheim Stadium.
Unfortunately, Jackson’s baseball career was cut short by a hip injury that he sustained in while playing for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1991. He underwent hip replacement surgery, which sidelined him for the entire 1992 baseball season.
Jackson was never able to fully recover from the injury and announced his retirement from the sport in April 1993.
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