Bo Jackson Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Bo Jackson

Date of Birth: 11/30/1962
Rookie Card Year: Baseball 1986, Football 1988
Investment Rating: 7.0


Bo Jackson is one of the greatest multi-sport athletes in the history of professional sports. A serious injury kept him from achieving his full potential, but collectors still respect his contributions as a football and baseball player, as well as his relevance to both sports. Bo Jackson cards and autographed memorabilia remain strong sellers and there has been a resurgence in values for his collectibles in recent years.

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Despite being drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 1984 MLB Draft, Bo Jackson decided to attend the Auburn University to play baseball and football. He also competed in track and field. Jackson excelled at both baseball and football and twice reached Nationals in the 100-meter dash. Even with his blazing speed, he chose to concentrate on the main two sports. During his final year of football, Jackson produced a impressive season for the Tigers and won the Heisman Trophy.

Although he hoped to build upon that success in his final season of college baseball, an apparent miscommunication resulted in him taking a non-sanctioned trip to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team who drafted him first overall in the 1986 NFL Draft. The NCAA declared that this trip voided his college eligibility and he was unable to complete the baseball season with the team. Jackson decided to not sign with the Bucs and elected to sign with the Kansas City Royals instead. The Royals had drafted Jackson in the 1986 MLB Draft.

Bo Jackson would start his professional baseball career in the minor leagues, but was called up to the Majors late in the 1986 season. After he made the Royals' major league roster in 1987 and played out the season, Jackson surprised nearly everyone by joining the Los Angeles Raiders halfway through the NFL season. The Raiders had selected Bo Jackson with a 7th round pick. He slipped that far because many doubted he would ever play football again. From there he would juggle the two sports, showing glimpses of brilliance in both. An All-Star appearance and All-Star MVP award in 1989 put him on the national stage in baseball. And despite playing a truncated season and backing-up Marcus Allen, Bo Jackson wowed NFL audiences with his speed and abilities on the football field.

Who knows what Jackson could have done if he continued progressing in both sports? Unfortunately, that question will never be answered because of a hip injury sustained in a NFL playoff game in early-1991. The injury eventually resulted in Jackson needing a hip replacement, ending his football career. He would spend a few more seasons in the MLB, first with the Chicago White Sox and then with the California Angles, but he was never the same player.

Outside of his sporting endeavors, Bo Jackson was fairly prominent in popular culture thanks to his "Bo Know" Nike ad campaign, and his inclusion in several video games.

View a detailed listing of all Bo Jackson rookie cards on the next tab. The list includes his baseball and football rookie cards, and notable minor league cards and college-themed cards.

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2016 Panini Donruss Pink Border #175 Bo Jackson Kansas City Royals Baseball Card

1990 Leaf Bo Jackson #125 Baseball Card. Gm condition



2015 Topps Museum Collection Archival BO JACKSON Autograph #03 25 #BJ (B2504)

1991 Bo Jackson Kansas City Royals Unopened Starting Lineup Baseball Card

BGS 9.5 Bo Jackson 1987 Sportflics Superstar Discs #16 Bo Jackson RC

1991 Bo Jackson Kansas City Royals Unopened Starting Lineup Baseball Card Coin

Alex Bregman RC 2017 Topps 30th Ann. w Canseco, Bo Jackson, Reggie Jackson WOW!


1990 Oddball Bo Jackson #* Sample

2014 Panini Immaculate Collection Heroes Materials #26 Bo Jackson Baseball Card

2014 Panini Immaculate Collection Heroes Materials #26 Bo Jackson Baseball Card


NICE Topps Bo Jackson Rookie Baseball Card # 50T FREE SHIP d48

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

  1. What is the value on this card ?

  2. I also have a lot’s more Rookie cards,football and baseball one’s.

  3. Hello! could you tell me what a Bo Jackson two sport all-star numbered gold card is worth by Savannah Sports cards. Thanks!

  4. I have a Bo Jackson Card in mint condition with him in a orange chicks jersey. On the back of the card it has stats for the 83,84 and 85

    what is it worth

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