Starting Lineup figures got going in the late 1980's and kept the magic going into the new millenium. SLU figures made an appearance in just about every sport - baseball, basketball, football and hockey figures were just the tip of the iceberg.
Olympic figures, starting lineup legends figures and even nascar slu figures were made by Kenner. The fantastic thing about Kenner is that they were not afraid to try new things. They hit just about every sport and really opened the door for the next generation of sports action figures. The olympic and legends series featured golf, ice skating... it was a fantastic time for starting lineup figures!