Do not adjust the computer monitor. Yes, those are NKOTB mugs and the picture was taken in 2009. As to why the good people at the school holiday sale decided to push mugs that were twenty years old (I checked the copyright: '89 and feelin' fine), we won't ever know. Most popular comment overheard at the sale- "I'm getting one for my mom! She used to be a fan!". Somewhere Donny Walhberg is smiling.