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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. ROOKIE RC PSA 9 DNA 10 Signed AUTO GEM Gorgeous

$1,500.00  (35 bids)
End Date: Thursday May-06-2021 21:38:01 EDT

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💥1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr #1 RC Rookie Card PSA 10 GEM MT Mariners HOF 💥

$3,999.99  
End Date: Thursday Jun-03-2021 16:50:20 EDT
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1989 Upper Deck Set Break # 1 Ken Griffey Jr. RC Star Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

$2,064.00  (26 bids)
End Date: Saturday May-08-2021 20:58:01 EDT

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1989 Upper Deck KEN GRIFFEY JR ROOKIE RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT Mariners HOF

$3,500.00  
End Date: Monday May-31-2021 00:04:26 EDT
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Ken Griffey Jr. RC 1989 Upper Deck #1 PSA 10 signed auto autograph HOF

$999.00  
End Date: Tuesday May-18-2021 14:05:01 EDT
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Ken Griffey Jr Signed 1989 Upper Deck #1 RC Rookie PSA/DNA 10 AUTO Mariners HOF

$999.00  
End Date: Saturday May-22-2021 10:38:47 EDT
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(3) 1989 KEN GRIFFEY JR Upper Deck Star Rookie Rc #1 PSA 9 MINT Lot

$939.00  
End Date: Friday Jun-04-2021 18:28:08 EDT
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1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$12,499.00  
End Date: Tuesday May-25-2021 23:00:08 EDT
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1989 UPPER DECK STAR ROOKIE #1 KEN GRIFFEY JR. RC PSA 10 B3020412-327

$5,573.99  
End Date: Sunday May-16-2021 18:27:00 EDT
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1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr Purple Hat RC PSA 8 49585633

$1,000.00  
End Date: Saturday May-08-2021 18:30:01 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 ROOKIE RC #33 PSA/DNA 10 AUTO PSA 10 GEM MINT

$69,999.00  
End Date: Sunday May-16-2021 13:22:07 EDT
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1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Donruss #33 Rated Rookie RC PSA 10 Gem Mint

$1,400.00  
End Date: Thursday May-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: Friday May-07-2021 19:06:09 EDT
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ken griffey jr donruss 91 RC CARD 49  

$1,250.00  
End Date: Saturday May-29-2021 20:44:40 EDT
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1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr RC Rookie SGC 10 GEM MT SGC 10

$1,200.00  
End Date: Thursday May-06-2021 22:53:48 EDT
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1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Donruss Rated Rookie PSA 10, Rookie Card RC Gem Mint

$1,099.99  
End Date: Saturday Jun-05-2021 19:09:45 EDT
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1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr🔥 ERROR CARD! VERY RARE RC! No Period After Inc.

$1,080.00  
End Date: Friday May-21-2021 16:24:27 EDT
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1990 DONRUSS BASEBALL PUZZLE & CARDS BOX Complete Set Ken Griffey Jr Rookie RC

$917.00  
End Date: Wednesday May-12-2021 14:51:23 EDT
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Donruss 1990 Set Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card Bo Jackson MLB RC Nolan Ryan Bonds

$749.00  
End Date: Monday May-17-2021 01:46:41 EDT
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1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #33 PSA 10 GEM MINT

$719.00  
End Date: Saturday Jun-05-2021 21:28:34 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 Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #41T PSA 10 GEM MINT

$12,500.00  
End Date: Thursday Jun-03-2021 23:17:52 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Tiffany Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #41T PSA 10 GEM MINT

$9,995.00  
End Date: Wednesday May-12-2021 20:59:38 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: Friday May-14-2021 20:40:23 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr #41T RC Rookie BGS 10 Pristine

$5,999.99  
End Date: Saturday May-22-2021 12:06:54 EDT
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1989 Ken Griffey Jr Topps Traded RC... Graded BGS 10 Pristine

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

$3,999.00  
End Date: Monday May-17-2021 19:31:49 EDT
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1989 TOPPS TRADED KEN GRIFFEY JR. ROOKIE RC #41T BECKETT GEM MINT 10

$3,399.99  
End Date: Wednesday Jun-02-2021 23:09:45 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded Tiffany Ken Griffey Jr. ROOKIE RC #41T MBA PSA 9 MINT

$2,350.00  
End Date: Thursday May-20-2021 18:33:49 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded KEN GRIFFEY JR. RC HOF * SGC 10 PRISTINE - GOLD LABEL *

$2,250.00  
End Date: Thursday May-06-2021 13:39:25 EDT
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1989 Topps Traded #41 Ken Griffey RC Rookie PSA 10 (PERFECT CONDITION)

$1,999.00  
End Date: Monday May-24-2021 17:43:19 EDT
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