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Ken Griffey Jr Rookie Cards

Ken Griffey Jr. and his top 3 rookie cards

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One of the most iconic modern day baseball cards is arguably the Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card.

In addition to being a first ballot Hall of Famer, Griffey Jr. aka “The Kid” had a storied career ever since he came into the league in 1989.

That coincided with the inaugural set of Upper Deck Baseball, which featured Griffey Jr. as card #1.

Of course, this card is in our top 3 picks, and while there was mass production of this particular baseball card, a gem mint graded card is still relatively rare (hence the current dollar value).

But for those who want alternatives to his now iconic Upper Deck baseball rookie card, we gave you a couple more choices below.

1. 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card

Not much further to add than the intro of this post.

But you can see below from the links how much PSA 10 cards are going for today.

1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Star Rookie RC PSA 10! New PSA Holder

$2,025.00  (24 bids)
End Date: Sunday Aug-01-2021 17:20:18 EDT

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1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$2,025.00  (2 bids)
End Date: Sunday Aug-01-2021 14:55:44 EDT

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1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr RC Rookie HOF PSA/DNA 10 AUTO PSA 10 GEM MINT

$3,050.00  (30 bids)
End Date: Thursday Aug-05-2021 23:58:20 EDT

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1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr PSA 10 rookie rc

$2,700.00  
End Date: Monday Aug-23-2021 19:17:51 EDT
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1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC PSA/DNA 10 AUTO #1 PSA 8 NM-MT

$895.00  
End Date: Saturday Jul-31-2021 16:05:00 EDT
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1989 UPPER DECK STAR ROOKIE #1 KEN GRIFFEY JR. RC PSA 10 B3020412-327

$2,699.99  
End Date: Monday Aug-16-2021 18:27:00 EDT
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1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Rc PSA 10 Gem Mint Centered, Flawless, New Label

$3,333.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-18-2021 17:39:29 EDT
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1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr Purple Hat RC PSA 8 49585633

$900.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-08-2021 18:30:01 EDT
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Ken Griffey Jr. HOF Signed 1989 Upper Deck #1 RC Rookie PSA/DNA PSA 10

$1,700.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-28-2021 20:53:13 EDT
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KEN GRIFFEY JR 1989 UPPER DECK #1 PSA 9 AUTO 9 Signed RC Rookie POP 90/4 High

$1,224.89  
End Date: Sunday Aug-01-2021 21:40:50 EDT
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2. 1989 Donruss Rated Rookie Card

A cheaper alternative to the Upper Deck rookie card is from the Donruss Baseball set.

It featured Griffey Jr. under their very popular Rated Rookie subset.

1989 donruss ken griffey jr rc auto gem mint psa 10 Low Pop

$55,000.00  
End Date: Tuesday Aug-10-2021 20:09:01 EDT
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1989 donruss Ken Griffey Jr RC with ** 3 ** errors only one on ebay

$5,000.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-01-2021 18:42:26 EDT
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Ken Griffey Jr RARE error cards 1990 Donruss #365 + 1989 RC NO .'S after INC!!🔥

$4,799.00  
End Date: Tuesday Aug-03-2021 08:56:33 EDT
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Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Donruss Rated Rookie AUTO RC '19 Buyback Recollection SP /6

$1,999.99  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-04-2021 10:28:03 EDT
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1989 Donruss #33 Ken Griffey Jr RC Rookie PSA/DNA 10 AUTO PSA 10 HIGHEST GRADED

$1,524.00  (12 bids)
End Date: Thursday Aug-05-2021 23:58:34 EDT

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1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Donruss #33 Rated Rookie RC PSA 10 Gem Mint

$1,300.00  
End Date: Friday Aug-13-2021 20:30:08 EDT
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1989 DONRUSS KEN GRIFFEY JR. ROOKIE RC #33 PSA 10 GEM MINT SEATTLE MARINERS HOF

$1,266.66  
End Date: Saturday Aug-07-2021 19:06:09 EDT
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1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Donruss Rated Rookie PSA 10, Rookie Card RC Gem Mint

$1,099.99  
End Date: Thursday Aug-05-2021 19:09:45 EDT
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1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #33 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$999.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-25-2021 14:49:50 EDT
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1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC PSA/DNA 10 AUTO #33 PSA Auth

$999.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-25-2021 14:52:20 EDT
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3. 1989 Topps Traded Tiffany Rookie Card #41T

For high-end collectors, this is one of few Griffey Jr. rookie cards that came out in limited quantities.

Don’t confuse it for the regular Topps Traded (sans Tiffany) card, which is far more affordable.

1989 topps traded tiffany ken griffey jr rc auto psa 9 low pop none higher

$15,000.00  
End Date: Sunday Aug-29-2021 15:58:50 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #41T PSA 10 GEM MINT

$12,500.00  
End Date: Tuesday Aug-03-2021 23:17:52 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded TIFFANY #41T Ken Griffey Jr. RC Rookie HOF PSA GEM MT 10

$9,500.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-14-2021 20:40:23 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Tiffany Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #41T PSA 10 GEM MINT

$8,495.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-12-2021 20:59:38 EDT
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1989 Ken Griffey Jr Topps Traded RC... Graded BGS 10 Pristine

$5,799.99  
End Date: Thursday Aug-19-2021 01:10:07 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC AUTO #41T BAS BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

$3,500.00  
End Date: Saturday Aug-28-2021 14:27:29 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC AUTO #41T BAS BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

$3,499.00  
End Date: Thursday Aug-26-2021 11:41:32 EDT
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1989 TOPPS TRADED KEN GRIFFEY JR. ROOKIE RC #41T BECKETT GEM MINT 10

$3,399.99  
End Date: Monday Aug-02-2021 23:09:45 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC AUTO #41T BAS BGS 9.5 GEM MINT

$2,999.00  
End Date: Wednesday Aug-25-2021 14:52:13 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded KEN GRIFFEY JR. RC HOF * SGC 10 PRISTINE - GOLD LABEL *

$2,250.00  
End Date: Friday Aug-06-2021 13:39:25 EDT
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