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In Honor of Ken Griffey Jr Getting Inducted To The Hall I Had To Give His Rookie Card A Quick Shout Out

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The 89 Upper Deck Griffey Jr rookie card was quite simply the most famous baseball card of my generation. You were an absolute nobody if you didn’t have this card. A fucking nobody. It put Upper Deck on the map. I don’t care how many Todd Van Poppel, Ricky Jordan, or Greg Jeffries cards you had. I don’t care if you had 10 Jose Cancesco/Eric Plunk rookies. You were an absolute chump if you didn’t have the Griffey Jr card. I wouldn’t even invite your ass to Tradefest if you didn’t have it in your collection. Yes I know the card market was basically an elaborate Ponzi scheme. I know it totally collapsed. I know all that. But I’m still convinced I could walk into any car dealership in America and when they ask how I’m paying I slide them my 89 Griffey Upper Deck card in mint condition and they’d be like “ok good to go”