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1987 Topps Bo Jackson – “What If?” Edition

In 1986, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose Heisman winner Bo Jackson of Auburn as the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft. They offered him a five-year, $7.6 million contract, the highest ever (at the time, obviously) for a rookie, but demanded that he make a choice between playing football and baseball. He turned down their offer and signed a 3-year deal with the Kansas City Royals for just over a mil, deciding in 1987 that maybe he did want to play football after all. Drafted in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Raiders, Bo had somewhat successful but injury-shortened NFL and MLB careers. But what if…

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