1988 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals Open Starting Lineup Football W / Helmet

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 11, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for sale is a 1988 Boomer Esiason Starting Lineup. This is a gift for any Cincinnati Bengals, avid football fan or yourself. As you can see this figure is in nice condition with some blemishes from being stored with other open figures. Please see the detailed pictures I have uploaded for your convenience and review. Please contact me if you need additional information of have any questions.
Also, a little about shipping and packaging. I do combined shipping and you can save with each purchase, please see shipping rules. To securely and safely ship; this figure will be wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a brown durable 6"X9" envelope. I will ship as quickly as I can, please see my feedback.
Below are some fascinating details about the history of Starting Lineup:

Starting Lineup was a brand of action figures produced from 1988 to 2001, first by Kenner and later by Hasbro . They were conceived by Pat McInally , himself a former professional American football player with the Cincinnati Bengals , in 1986 . The figures became very popular, and eventually included sports stars from baseball, football, basketball, and hockey; and, to a lesser extent, auto racing, boxing, track & field, skating, soccer, and golf.

McInally came up with the idea during a visit to a toy store. He noticed there were many figurines available of the likes of G.I. Joe , but nothing based on real-life sports heroes. McInally and a former college friend who was running Kenner's day to day operations decided to work together on the project. Today, the figures are collector items . The prices on the figures vary dramatically. The low-end items can be acquired for around or above retail cost, but many rarer items can fetch prices as high as several thousand dollars for a single figure.

A typical figurine stands about 4 inches (10 cm) tall, but the brand at times launched various special series that can be much larger including a 14" NBA line and came with a sports card of the respective athlete.


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