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 2019 Husker Collectible and Autograph Show.
Johnny Rodgers Starting Lineup
>>The Johnny Rodgers figure was among nine in Kenner’s Starting Lineup Heisman Collection 1997 series. Rodgers was Nebraska’s first Heisman Trophy winner in 1972.
>>Kenner also released a 1998 series of Heisman Trophy winners as well as a Heroes of the Gridiron series of collegiate players in 1999. Both series included nine players.
More Husker Attic: NIT Notepad | Frost Mt. Dew | 1925 Program | Collector’s Plate | Wheaties Boxes | Whiskey Decanters | Harry Husker Bank | 1959 Goal Post
>>Each Heisman Collection figure was packaged with a replica Heisman Trophy instead of the trading card included with other Starting Lineup figures.
>>Amazon.com recently listed the Rodgers figure at $24.96, while an eBay listing for one “used” was $13.89, “buy it now.”
>>The back of the package explains that the Heisman Trophy is named for “the illustrious John Heisman, who coached several successful teams between the years 1891-1927,” and includes an ad for membership in the Starting Lineup Collector Club, one year for $8.99.
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.
Mike is in his 40th year covering Husker athletics, after seven years of community-college teaching. He has written and edited a dozen books, all on Nebraska football except one, a brief history of Husker basketball. He previously wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Star and Huskers Illustrated. He enjoys music, from the Grateful Dead and Jack Johnson to Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Glenn Miller and pretty much anyone else.