Bo Jackson (1987 – Topps #170)

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson played both Baseball and Football at Auburn University. He played both also as a professional. In fact, he is the only athlete to become an A.L. All-Star (Kansas City Royals, in 1989) and an NFL All-Star (Los Angeles Raiders also in 1989-‘90) As a baseball player he played the outfield and was a Designated Hitter for 8 years with 3 different teams (Kansas City Royals 1986 – ‘90, Chicago White Sox 1991 and ’93, California Angels 1994). Bo was the All-Star Game MVP in 1989 for his defense as well as his offense. I remember Bo Jackson, in Chicago in 1993, hitting a long home run against the Cleveland Indians (I can’t remember the pitcher’s name) and thinking at the time ‘he sure is a powerful man!’ His lone post-season appearance came later that season when the White Sox lost the Division Championship Series to the Toronto Blue Jays. That same year, he won the award for the “Comeback Player of the Year” hitting 16 home runs. Bo Jackson was named “The Greatest Athlete Of All Time” by ESPN.

Bo Jackson 1987 Topps #170

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