Tecmo Bo’s Finest Cards
Tales of Bo Jackson’s athletic exploits leave those who hadn’t witnessed them wondering whether they’re real. His greatness almost seemed mythical, as the product of Bessemer (AL), also the birthplace of legendary rapper Gucci Mane, strapped up cleats and authored legendary moment after moment on the gridiron and diamond. A multi-sport athlete and culture phenomenon in his own right, Jackson won the Heisman Trophy in a sport he called a “hobby,” earned a second-round selection in the MLB Draft, became the top pick in an NFL Draft and still stands as the only athlete in the history of professional sports to make All-Star Games in two major sports. Jackson’s trading cards capture a legendary sports career that featured 141 homers,18 total touchdowns, and enough honors to fill up a museum. So let’s salute a legend and celebrate the best of Bo Jackson’s Rookie Cards & More.
Top Bo Jackson Cards #s 5-1
5: 1988 Topps Football #327 Bo Jackson RC
Topps claims Jackson’s only football RC, the 1988 Topps Football #327 Bo Jackson. By no means is this a hard card to find. But it’s history. The Raiders running back rushed for over 2,000 yards, made a Pro Bowl, and became the first player in NFL history with multiple touchdown runs of at least 90 yards. Unfortunately, a hip injury cut what could’ve been a Hall of Fame career short, but Jackson will always be remembered for a running style comparable to a super-charged F-250.
4: 1987 Classic MLB Game #15 Bo Jackson
Fun fact: The 1987 Classic #15 Bo Jackson spawned as part of the Classic board game. And boy, collectors and fans had a dilemma. While some used the card to play the game, others tried to preserve its condition. Neither choice hurt, but a pristine card capturing Bo’s two-sport prowess is rare. Supposedly, the value of this bad boy continues to climb throughout the years.
3: 2014 Topps Timeless Tribute #JT Bo Jackson and Mike Trout Dual Auto /24
The 2014 Topps timeless Tribute #JT Bo Jackson and Mike Trout Auto features two of the more popular outfielders of their era on one card. That alone makes it a must grab. Top it off with two autos and a print run checking in at a mere 24, and voila, Card Gold! A PSA 10 once sold for $7,200. Happy Hunting!
2: 2022 Topps Definitive Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders Red Dual Auto 1/1
Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson aren’t the only players who tried their hand at professional football and baseball. However, they’re the two most successful. The 2022 Topps Definitive Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders Red Dual captures the two legends in their baseball uniforms and features autos from both stars. Other parallels of this card have higher print runs, but this red joint is one of one. Salute to two cultural icons.
1: 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany #50T Bo Jackson
At the top of the list sits the 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany #50T Bo Jackson, and for good reason—it’s his most sought-after card. These Topps Tiffany cards, known for their premium quality, were collector’s exclusives from 1984 to 1991. The 1986 Tiffany edition had a limited print run of roughly 5,000 copies, and today, only 37 PSA 10-rated cards are known to exist. Bo Jackson collectors consider it a must-have, and PSA 10s have fetched five-figure prices. It’s a true collector’s gem.
Bo Jackson RCs & More, Pt. 1
Bo Jackson Rookie Cards & More