Before I talk about the most valuable Bo Jackson cards ever sold, let's first discuss the player.
In many ways, the world of sports resembles Greek mythology. We marvel at the heroic feats of our favorite athletes. An acrobatic dunk. A toe-dragging touchdown catch. A crack of the bat sending a ball 500 feet away. The list goes on and on like the legendary tales of Greek gods and goddesses. If sports really are the modern Greek mythology, then our Hercules is Bo Jackson.
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Born Vincent Edward Jackson, “Bo” initially rose to stardom at the University of Auburn. The two-sport star won the coveted Heisman trophy as a running back in 1985. That same year, he batted an impressive .401 for the Tigers’ baseball squad. It is even rumored that he ran a 4.12 forty-yard dash during Auburn’s pro day.
Jackson’s professional career was also filled with jaw-dropping highlights. Fans vividly remember him scaling an outfield wall, trucking Brian Bosworth, and even breaking a bat over his helmet. With each game, it seemed as if Bo’s lore only increased.