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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.


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.


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.


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