Troy Aikman 12 Inch Dallas Cowboys 1998 NFL Football Starting Lineup SLU

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 28,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction
Up for sale is a 1998 Troy Aikman 12 inch Starting Lineup. This is a great SLU figure and is a great gift for any Dallas Cowboys or avid football fan. As you can see this figure and package are in nice condition. Please see pictures and let me know if you need any additional information or have any questions.
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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