Bo Jackson was the 1985 Heisman Trophy winner and the overall #1 pick in the NFL draft by the Buccaneers in 1986. A two-sport star in college, Bo hit .401 for Auburn in 1985. But his 1986 baseball season was cut short. He was ruled ineligible for taking a trip on the Buccaneers owner's jet to visit the team despite being assured that it had been cleared by the NCAA. Bo felt he was duped by the Bucs and vowed not to play for them. Instead he played for the Royals. Initially he played for their AA team the Memphis chicks but was called up to the show in September of 1986.
Topps responded by including Bo in their 1986 Traded set. Likewise, Donruss included him in both their Highlights and their Rookies sets. Fleer was the only major card company that didn't have a card of this highly anticipated and much publicized player during his rookie season.