Kenner NFL Football Starting Lineup Figures

The NFL Starting Lineup Figures were sold in cases of 16 which were designated by year, sport and a two-digit decimal number, e.g. 1988 Football Case .01, 1992 Football Case .04 etc.

Each came with one or more trading cards, and occasionally another keepsake such as a mini-poster or medallion. In addition, the bubble had a kind of “foot” extending 2-3 inches out from the cardboard which it could stand on.

The NFL Starting Lineup Figures were made from hard plastic, and painted to resemble a particular footballer, although the “resemblance” was often questionable. There was initially a limited number of poses for a figure, originally 10, for each sport but in 1993 and 1995 Kenner introduced a number of new poses.

These football figures also had limited articulation with joints at the shoulders, neck and waist and a base that resembled a part of the football field.

Some of the rarest NFL Starting Lineup Football figures quoted in Tuff Stuff magazine are:

1988 Marc Wilson ($425)
1989 Bill Bates ($425)
1989 Bill Fralic ($425)
1988 Ron Woodson ($400)
1988 Darrell Green ($375)
1988 Kellen Winslow ($375)
1988 Steve Jordan ($360)

The main series of figures were produced for thirteen consecutive years. i.e. from 1988-2000.

But there were also several sub-lines of figures produced, these were:

Headliner Football Series
Classic Doubles
Heisman Series
Gridiron Greats
12 Inch Series
Hall of Fame Legends
2000 Elite Series

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