Aug 30 2010
Every kid who loved sports had posters hanging in their room. My walls were covered with posters. I grew up in San Diego, my favorite player of all-time was Tony Gwynn. Of course, I had a Gwynn poster, and for some reason I was into hockey as a kid despite the fact I grew up in Southern California. So I had a poster of Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille.† My pops is a huge Yankees fan so I also had a Don Mattingly poster, and to finish it off I had an MJ poster. You remember what you had up there.. Here are the top 5 posters kids had across the country….
1.) Bash Brothers Poster
Young, innocent kids across the country had posters of McGwire and Canseco up in their room for years. Totally unaware of what these two clowns were up to. This was just one version of a poster of these two celebrating their steroid usage. Let’s face it, back in the day the guys were popular. Oh how the mighty have fallen…..
2.) Michael Jordan Wingspan Poster
There were two really popular Jordan posters. This one and the life size height poster. The poster was MJ standing next to about a 7 foot poster that marked off height. That was a pretty sweet poster, you could use it to chart your growth. If you got to see eye-to-eye with MJ you’re a pretty tall dude. Unfortunately, around the time you had it you were staring at his package.
3.) Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson, in his day, was immensely popular. You either had this poster, a “Bo Knows” poster or this black and blue poster that represented the Raiders and Royals. Nike made Bo Jackson immortal with their “Bo Knows” Campaign
4.) Larry Johnson Grandmama Poster
Larry Johnson’s “Grandmama” was another extremely popular character and poster. At this point in time, there was nothing alarming about a big black dude dressed in old women’s clothes. There is currently no research on the psychological impact this poster had on adults today.
5.) Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid” or Father/Son Poster
“The Kid” took on baseball by storm and was a huge fan favorite. Griffey Jr. posters hit households across the country, as he became one of most prolific center fielders of all-time. Because Griffey hung around for so long, it’s easy to forget just how awesome this guy was in his prime.
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