Bo Jackson Rookie Card

bo-jackson-footballBo Jackson is an anomaly in professional sports as he was able to keep up a career in both football and baseball. His football rookie card was issued as #327 by Topps and has a value of $5 in near mint to mint condition. Be sure to check Beckett pricing for a more accurate quote. In addition there are various Bo Jackson rookie cards by Donruss, Score and Fleer.

Jackson was selected first overall in the 1986 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers management feared their prized draftee would get injured playing baseball for Auburn. During a private plane trip that cost Bo his college eligibility, they warned him that he would have to quit his baseball career to play with The Buccaneers. This turn of events led to him signing with the Kansas City Royals. However, since he did not meet the regulations of the 1987 draft, his name was tossed back into the draft regardless. The Los Angeles Raiders chose Jackson during the 7th round, making him the 183rd pick overall.

Raiders owner Al Davis supported Jackson’s baseball career by creating a contract that gave him a special playing schedule so the football season wouldn’t conflict with his duties as a baseball player. Once he had joined the Raiders for the 1987 season, Jackson rushed for 554 yards on 81 carries in just seven games. Not bad for “second string” player behind Marcus Allen.

Bo Jackson rookie cards on eBay

1986 Topps Traded #50T Bo Jackson Royals RC Rookie
1986 Topps Traded #50T Bo Jackson Royals RC Rookie
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1987  DONRUSS BASEBALL COMPLETE SET- 660 - BONDS & BO JACKSON & MADDUX
1987 DONRUSS BASEBALL COMPLETE SET- 660 - BONDS & BO JACKSON & MADDUX "ROOKIES"
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Bo Jackson Rated Rookie Donruss 1987 #35 Kansas City Royals RC
Bo Jackson Rated Rookie Donruss 1987 #35 Kansas City Royals RC
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1991 Score Football Card #s 1-240 +Rookies (A1381) - You Pick - 10+ FREE SHIP
1991 Score Football Card #s 1-240 +Rookies (A1381) - You Pick - 10+ FREE SHIP
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Bo Jackson 1988 Topps Autograph Rookie Card #327 - BGS 10
Bo Jackson 1988 Topps Autograph Rookie Card #327 - BGS 10
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1987 Donruss Bo Jackson Rookie  HIGH GRADE  Kansas City Royals  Oakland Raiders
1987 Donruss Bo Jackson Rookie HIGH GRADE Kansas City Royals Oakland Raiders
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