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Original photo used for iconic Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card sold for $14K

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Here’s an interesting article about the polaroid of a young Ken Griffey Jr. that was used as the foundation of his iconic 1989 Upper Deck rookie card.
kencropTake a read and see where there were some changes made to the card to give it the card’s look we’re all familiar with.
While the card itself is easy to find as it was mass produced, it’s not as easy to find it in PSA 10 condition (which is the most valuable by far when it’s graded as such).
Here’s one on auction below that ends tonight.
1989 Upper Deck #1 Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners RC Rookie PSA 10 GEM MINT

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