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Sunday, January 24, 2021

59 New Nike Catalogs discovered ; Nike Poster Card Acronym now "NPC"

 Nike poster guru Bruce  ImaPaqRat Fisher reports that he has just picked up 2 new Nike poster catalogs (shown below) . They come from 1992 and 1993 so the 1992 catalog should be the last one that was issued with Nike poster cards numbered 290XXX and the 1993 catalog should contain poster cards that were in the new 4 x 6 inch format and using "OSP" numbers that all looked like 5XXX. Notice the 1993 catalog has written on the bottom of the cover "distributed by OSP publishing" 

See pic below of the letter from OSP stating that they took over in June 1992. This sets the exact date that the 5 x 7 NPC ended. As far as we know today, the last 5 x 7 published is still 291015. If that changes we will surely let you know.

Even though this blog only covers the 5 x 7 1982-1992 poster cards, we know the catalogs always offer popular posters from previous years so there may be new info to learn from the 1993 catalog as well. 

1992 catalog

1993 catalog

OSP Letter 

Aside from the posters that are shown, another interesting tidbit from the 1992 catalog are photos of the tabletop and floor displays for the poster cards (shown below) Although you       probably cannot read them, we are also given the order numbers for these displays. The floor model being 290956 and the table top model being 291013 . If we insert these into the chronological numbers list in tables from the blogs it means that the floor model was introduced in 1991 and the newer table top model in 1992. This accounts for two of the missing numbers in our assigned series. 

When Bruce gets me copies of the pages of the catalogs I will have more to say about the info they contain. Stay tuned.....


Erikthredd who is famous for his Jordan Nike poster card collection thread :

suggests we use the acronym NPC for Nike Poster card and I agree, since I'm the one on this blog having to type it over and over again. So NPC it is.  

Hope everyone is staying away from Covid and had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

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