Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Upper Deck rookie card
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Thanks to the anarchy created by the blown call in Armando Galarraga
's perfect game last night, I wasn't able to mention Ken Griffey Jr
.'s retirement this in today's A.M. Hot Clicks
. While many folks have waxed poetic about Griffey's sweet swing (and it was), the first thing that always comes into my head when I hear the words "Ken Griffey Junior" is his 1989 Upper Deck rookie card, which created a frenzy among collectors at the time. Here's a great article
on the popularity of that card. And here's a clip
of Griffey doing a cameo on The Fresh Price of Bel Air