This card is a sweepstakes card from a pack of 1990 Bowman. The text on back reads “Did you know…that the picture on the other side of this card is a reproduction of a painting of Jerome Walton that is part of a set of 11 paintings of superstar players by artist Craig Pursley? Do you know that this set of 11 artist-signed and numbered lithos has a value in excess of $440.00?”
Can you imagine if you won one of these sets in the sweepstakes in 1990, thinking that you’d be able to retire in ten years after the value shot through the roof? Here’s the complete checklist for the lithograph set: Kevin Mitchell, Jerome Walton, Mark Davis, Robin Yount, Gregg Olson, Bret Saberhagen, Bo Jackson, Nolan Ryan, Will Clark, Don Mattingly, Dwight Gooden. I’m speechless. The highlight of the set is obviously still the Jerome Walton, if only because the other players were all marginally successful for longer periods of time. In fact, I can’t think of anyone in the history of sports I’d rather have a signed lithograph of than Jerome Walton.