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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

34. NIKE Poster Cards Type 3 290828 - 290838

In this first grouping of Type 3's 290828 - 290838 includes quarterbacks Cunningham and Everett, Curtis Strange 2nd US open, a discontinued poster of Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky and 3 Jordan posters

290828 World Series  1989  POSTER ONLY ...NO CONFIRMED NPC
While this poster is listed in the 1989 catalog, we have never seen the  poster card (NPC). It is bookended by a type 2 and a type 3.   Below is a pic of the poster.

290829 Cycling Storm  1989

Note added 02/2021: this is NOT Mark Allen, according to reports it was shot somewhere close to Great Sand Dunes National Park and the cyclist is a guy from New Zealand (no one famous). This was shot for a cycling catalog (Nike Echelon). "We picked up 3 NZ cyclists that were training in Boulder and were planning on shooting in Garden of the Gods, but the weather got bad so started traveling south. We ended up shooting in Bandelier National Park in New Mexico" 

290830   Do You Know  (Spike Lee)  1989

Mars Blackmon is a character in the film She's Gotta Have It (1986), played by the film's writer/director, Spike Lee. In the film, he is a "Brooklyn-loving" fan of the New York Knicks, sports, and Air Jordans (the basketball shoes worn by Michael Jordan). This led to late 1980s and early 1990s appearances in Nike Air Jordan commercials alongside Jordan. (Wikapedia)

290831 Rocket Man (Cunningham)     1989

Randall Cunningham quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1985 - 1995. 

290832   Passing Lane  (Everett)  1989

Jim Everett quarterbacked the LA Rams from 1986 to 1993. 

290833 Back to Back  (Strange)  1989

Back to back represents Curtis Strange's back-to-back US open wins in 1988 and 1989.

290834 Second to None  1989/90

Womens softball poster.

290835 Mr. Hockey and the Great One (Howe and Gretzky)  1990

Mr. Hockey”, Gordie Howe and “The Great One”, Wayne Gretzky, in uniform, together on the ice in a classic pose.  Nike’s use of the image was a problem. "This poster was discontinued and recalled by Nike soon after publication in 1990, due to a licensing issue with the picture. It seems the photo was part of a private shoot done for Coca-Cola  and was not supposed to be released for any other use outside of Coke advertising. Apparently, the lawyers got to Nike, and the poster had to be discontinued and withdrawn from the market."

290836  UNK

290837  Is it the Shoes (Jordan and Lee)  1990

This poster was printed with both black and white backgrounds. This is the white background.

290838  Is it the Shoes (Jordan and Lee)  1990

This poster was printed with both black and white backgrounds. This is the black background.


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