He is part-owner and CEO of the facility. [72], In an effort to help his native state of Alabama, Jackson began a fundraiser knowns as "Bo Bikes Bama". It seems that more and more of these old scouting reports are beginning to surface on the Internet, and I'm all for that. 15 Most Valuable 1981 Topps Baseball Cards, 1952 Topps Willie Mays: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide, 15 Most Valuable 1987 Fleer Baseball Cards, 11 Most Valuable 1993 Upper Deck Baseball Cards, 13 Most Valuable 1990 Leaf Baseball Cards, 15 Most Valuable 1992 Fleer Baseball Cards, 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide, 10 Most Valuable 1959 Topps Baseball Cards, Ross is the founder of Old Sports Cards and has been collecting sports cards for over 30 years.

In the jumping events, he had personal-best jumps of 2.06 meters (6 feet, 9 inches) in the high jump, 7.52 meters (24 feet, 8 inches) in the long jump and 14.85 meters (48 feet, 9 inches) in the triple jump. At Auburn, he proved to be a tremendous athlete in both baseball and football. Jackson, who ran 17 times for 114 yards during this Iron Bowl, continued marching his team downfield as he caught an 8-yard pass from quarterback Randy Campbell down to the Alabama 1-yard line. [12], In 1982, Jackson's freshman year, Auburn played Boston College in the Tangerine Bowl, where Jackson made a one-handed grab on an option pitch. Unwilling to pay his $2.375 million salary in 1991 to rehabilitate his football injury, the Royals released Jackson on March 18, 1991.[29]. Discover (and save!) The 221 yards was a single-game record for the Raiders at the time. In his last football game, the aforementioned playoff victory over Cincinnati in January 1991, Jackson suffered a dislocated hip following a tackle. Auburn responded as Al Del Greco made a 23-yard field goal to make it a 22–17 score in the 4th quarter. Three famous and popular professional athletes from the 1990s appear in the show in live action and as fictional super hero characters: Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Bo Jackson.

[49][50], Called "the greatest athlete in video game history",[51] Jackson's digital counterpart was nicknamed by fans as "Tecmo Bo" since being featured in the 1989 video game Tecmo Bowl for the Nintendo Entertainment System, where he was all but untacklable. ProStars is a cartoon television show featured on Saturday morning cartoon that aired on NBC from September 14 to December 7, 1991. So, that's why this one is more expensive. [55] Jackson also made his first appearance in the modern Madden series, Madden 15 and Madden 16.

Jackson was upset that Culverhouse lied to him in an attempt to coerce him into signing to their team, and insisted that he would never play for the Buccaneers. [56] The set featured three colorways based on previously released Nike shoes: the "Bo Knows" Trainer I, Trainer 91 and Medicine Ball Trainer III. Jackson is married to Linda, a rehabilitation counselor, and has three children – sons Garrett and Nicholas, and a daughter, Morgan. Only 16 days after Jackson was released by the Royals, the Chicago White Sox offered him a three-year deal, guaranteeing $700,000 per season with a performance-based upside of $8.15 million over the term. Initially Jackson stated he would continue to focus on baseball and would not sign, but his interest was piqued when he learned Raiders owner Al Davis was a fan of Jackson and was receptive to the idea of Jackson playing both baseball and football. Copyright 1999-2020, Sportlots, LLC. In eleven games, with nine starts, Jackson rushed for a total of 950 yards with a 5.5 yards per carry average and four touchdowns. Something went wrong. This is one of those cases where the value of a baseball card is primarily due to a printing error. Jackson played two seasons appearing in 23 games in 1991 and 85 games in 1993. 0:22.

Jackson, the eighth of ten children, was born on November 30, 1962, and raised in Bessemer, Alabama. And every kid who played Tecmo Bowl for Nintendo wanted to be the Raiders because Jackson was so unbelievably dominant. Jackson made an appearance in the 2004 video game NFL Street 2. Jackson missed much of his senior season after being ruled ineligible by the NCAA following a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who he believes tried to sabotage his baseball career. He spent 53 games[23] with the Memphis Chicks,[24] the Royals' Class AA minor league affiliate, and was called up to the majors in September 1986. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time, Showing slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES} - Shop by Autograph Authentication, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}.

[65], On July 12, 2010, Jackson threw the ceremonial first pitch before the 2010 Home Run Derby at Angel Stadium[66] and participated in the celebrity softball game. He had a minor shoulder injury in the beginning of his collegiate football career, which didn't cause him issues in the long term. section: | slug: bo-jacksons-1985-scouting-report-hint-he-was-good-at-baseball | sport: baseball | route: article_single.us |

A month prior the Buccaneers had quickly fallen out of favor with Jackson when owner Hugh Culverhouse took him on a private jet to visit with the team during his senior baseball season. Estimated PSA 10 Value: $265. The Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Multipurpose Fields are open for private rental!! He shared the backfield with quarterback Randy Campbell, Lionel "Little Train" James and Tommie Agee. And a good amount of gushing in the comments. [20] Jackson claimed he was hand-timed by an NFL scout, but has never been verified.[21].

Email // info@bojacksonselitesports.com. Jackson was selected with the first overall pick of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he refused to play for them because a visit to team facilities they said was NCAA-approved was actually not, causing him to miss the remainder of his final college baseball season. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The 1991 Topps Desert Shield set is one of the greatest sets of the modern era, in my opinion.



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