One of the most sought after cards of the entire decade of the ’80’s is the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card. This card is generally considered one of the top collectible cards of all time. There are actually five other rookie cards of Griffey from various 1989 sets including Bowman, Topps, Score, Fleer and Donruss.
Griffey, affectionately referred to by his fans as “Junior” was one of the best all around players in modern baseball history. At the time of his retirement he ranked fifth on the career home run list with 630. His talents weren’t limited to offense though, as he also routinely made spectacular plays while patrolling centerfield, on his way to winning an amazing ten gold glove awards.
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Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card Checklist
1989 Bowman #220 Ken Griffey Jr.
1989 Donruss #33 Ken Griffey Jr.
1989 Fleer #548 Ken Griffey Jr.
1989 Score Rookie/Traded #100T Ken Griffey Jr.
1989 Topps Traded #41T Ken Griffey Jr.
1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr.