Husker Attic: 1992 Coca-Cola Bowl Program from Japan
Photo Credit: Randy Hampton

Husker Attic: 1992 Coca-Cola Bowl Program from Japan

February 15, 2020

There’s a lot of great Husker memorabilia out there. Husker Attic is how we’ve showcased those vintage finds in every issue of Hail Varsity since our very first one. In the weeks ahead we’re sharing some of those gems online for the first time. Brought to you by Husker Army Presents 2020 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.


Nebraska defeated Kansas State 38-24 before an estimated 50,000, including some 250 Husker fans, on Dec. 6, 1992 at the Tokyo Dome. Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier was the game's MVP, rushing for three touchdowns and passing for another.

Randy Hampton

>>Kickoff for the game was 1 p.m. in Japan, 10 p.m. in Lincoln.

>>Randy Meyer of Superior Collectables in Lincoln, Nebraska, estimated the value of a program at $60 to $90, not as high as some others, "even though you don't see very many of them."

>>Nebraska-Kansas State was the next-to-last game in the series, which began in 1976. Wisconsin and Michigan State played the final Coca-Cola Bowl on Dec. 6, 1993.

>>Text in the game program was primarily in Japanese, though some sections included English. Players' names were in both Japanese and English, their heights and weights listed in centimeters and kilograms as well as in feet and inches and pounds.

>>Husker cornerback Barron Miles was listed at 172.7 centimeters and 72.6 kilograms.

>>A McDonald's quarter-pounder with cheese cost approximately 800 yen, $6.40.

Looking to add some new Husker memorabilia to your own collection? The 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show, presented by Husker Army, is the place for you the day after Nebraska’s spring game. Find full details of the event at the Husker Army Facebook page.

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