This article will compare and contrast the values of both Barry Bonds and Bo Jackson rookie cards. Additionally, it will give a historical recap of their values in addition to giving an opinion on how these cards will perform in the future in terms of value and perception of collectors. Back in the mid to late 1990's, rookie cards of Barry Bonds were flying high in price. The 1987 Fleer Barry Bonds rookie card was and still is the leading 1987 rookie card of Bonds and the price of his PSA 10 graded cards were through the roof. At the same time, rookie cards of Bo Jackson were not as popular. This, at the time, was due to the fact that Bo Jackson had a limited playing career and Barry Bonds was and is the current home run king. Rookie cards of graded PSA 10 or BGS 9.5 gem mint Barry Bonds in either 1987 Donruss, 1987 Fleer, or 1987 Topps fetched top dollar. Unfortunately for those who bought at those price levels then, that has not continued through now.
Currently, Bo Jackson has had a resurgence in collector interest and rookie card value over the past several years. In fact, his 1988 Topps football card recently sold for $162 for a PSA 10 gem mint graded card on eBay on September 2, 2017. A PSA 10 gem mint graded 1987 Fleer Barry Bonds rookie card recently sold for $120 on eBay on September 7, 2017. This, however, was not the glossy version of the 1987 Fleer Barry Bonds rookie card and that card sold for $203.50 recently as well. That being said, if you would have looked back to the 1990's and then said Bo Jackson would be on par with Barry Bonds in terms of rookie card values, many would have said no way.
The other rookie cards of Barry Bonds remain priced higher than most Bo Jackson rookie cards. A PSA 9 graded mint 1987 Fleer Barry Bonds rookie card has a value of about $10 on eBay currently, whereas a PSA graded mint 9 1987 Fleer Bo Jackson rookie card has a value of $6-$7.
As you can see though, the gap between Barry Bonds prices and Bo Jackson prices has narrowed and I see this continuing in the future. Bo Jackson is remembered as a two sport stud, with only being derailed by injury. Barry Bonds' home run king record is tarnished, and I don't see the stigma attached to that changing in the eyes of many that remember the 1980's and 1990's era of baseball. If I were investing here in the rookie cards, I would own more Bo Jackson rookie cards than I would of Barry Bonds. But that's just me. What do you think?
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