Billy Sims "Superstar" Detroit Lions Vintage Original Poster - Sports Illustrated by Marketcom 1980

Billy Sims "Superstar" Detroit Lions Vintage Original Poster - Sports Illustrated by Marketcom 1980

  • USD $299.95
Publisher: Marketcom Inc., 1980
Size: 23" x 35"
Condition: Brand-New, Never-Used Original! Some minor surface imperfections consistent with any vintage poster of the era.

Item #: MC4289

Take a step back in time, to a glorious era in sports posters, and the short but brilliant career of a ball carrying legend! This vintage classic takes you back to 1980, when Motown's venerable NFL franchise looked to the Heisman Trophy winning dynamo from Oklahoma as the #1-overall pick to turn things around. Billy Sims did his part - Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1980, and Pro Bowler for his first three seasons in the league, before injuries made his pro career a brief one. But for those who remember Billy with either the Sooners or the Lions, you know - he was right up there with the all-time best! As with all posters in the "White Border" Sports Illustrated design that spanned the years 1978-1987, this one features the best of Sports Illustrated photography, the iconic white-bordered layout, and a facsimile signature from the player himself as part of the design.

This particular poster was obtained as part of our "Toledo Collection", obtained from a collector in Ohio who preserved his large collection of old 1980s Sports Illustrated posters flat, never displayed on the wall, and virtually untouched since purchasing them out of store racks back in the day. This one displays as well as it would have back in the 1980s, with just some minor typical imperfections consistent with any poster purchased at that time. The picture you see here is the actual poster you will receive! Don't miss your chance at this one, Lions fans - only one available.

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