Friday, September 12, 2008

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #3 Bo Jackson



This is the last Fan Favorites card we'll be featuring here. Also, this is the last set of scans provided by dayf at Cardboard Junkie.

Why this card is awesome: Because of the mention on the back of Jackson's catch in the 1989 All-Star game. If you saw that catch, you remember and will NEVER forget it. If you haven't seen it, check out this incredible video.

2 comments:

White Sox Cards said...

I still remember the catch he made in June 1990 when he ran up the wall. That made me an instant fan of him.

MMayes said...

Throwing out Harold Reynolds (hmmm, maybe that could be a blog name) was my favorite play.

John Schuerholz (KC GM at the time)said in an XM interview recently that Bo could throw farther, run faster and hit the ball farther than any baseball player he'd ever seen. I don't think there's any doubt that Vincent Edward Jackson had the greatest raw talent that major league baseball has ever seen. While I hate it that we were deprived of seeing his greatness become fully manifest because of the hip injury, for him to have given up football would also have been wrong, because Brian Bosworth can testify what a punishing football player he was.