1982 - 1992 Nike sports posters had equivalent mini 5 x 7” “poster cards” for store display purposes. These were produced in much smaller quantities than the posters and were given 6 digit NIKE identification numbers. We present the first published checklist for these poster cards which include Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Nolan Ryan, Bo Jackson, David Robinson, Wayne Gretzky, John McEnroe, Spike Lee and many other stars of the period.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
22. NIKE Poster Cards Type 2 290875 - 290888
290875 CLARK (Will Clark) 1989
the 1989 World Series featured Oakland and Mark McGwire vs San Francisco and Will Clark. It was known as the Battle of the Bay. We will all remember the earthquake that took place during this series. Nike posters of Clark and McGwire, when joined on edge, show the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge.
They appear in the Sept 1989 catalog but appear at the border of 883 Jordan "MVP" (1988) and Gretzky "Hockey Night in CA" (1989) so they could go either way.
290876 McGwire (Mark McGwire) 1989
McGwire has amassed 117 HR in 3 years as he entered the WS as probably the most feared slugger of the time. Steroid revelations had not become public knowledge yet !
290881 Wimps II 1988
found in the Sept 1988 catalog
Wrestling...Also exists in a type 3 printing.
290886 Hockey Night in California - Wayne Gretzky 1989
Probably the greatest hockey player of all time. This same image was used for Hockey Night in CA and for I Love LA which is 290885 and will be discussed as a type 4. Gretzky moved to the LA Kings for the 1988/89 season
290888 High Flyin' 360 1989
Part of the Mars Blackman / Jordan Ad campaign that started in 1988. Also exists as a type 3 printing