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.
Husker Wheaties Box
>>General Mills issued commemorative Wheaties boxes featuring Nebraska’s national championships in 1994, FINISHED BUSINESS, and 1995, BACK-TO-BACK.
>>The BACK-TO-BACK box, which is red instead of Wheaties’ signature orange, features the trophy for the national championship in the coaches’ poll; Sears sponsored the trophy from 1993 to 2001.
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>>The cereal boxes included the Huskers’ schedules for 1995 and 1996 on one side, with helmets on the front, four on the FINISHED BUSINESS box, one on the BACK-TO-BACK box.
>>A Wheaties box commemorating Tom Osborne’s 25thseason as head coach was released before what turned out to be his final season, 1997; it included his picture on the front and the 1997 schedule on one side.
>>BACK-TO-BACK and FINISHED BUSINESS boxes were recently listed for $10.99 each on eBay, about the value of the third, Osborne box.
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.