1985 Topps – Ken Griffey Sr.
Before ‘the Kid’ was a household name his father was helping the Big Red Machine win World Series titles. While those are great stories my favorite story of Ken is the back to back homers he hit with his son while playing in Seattle. Ken Sr. came up and hit a dinger. Just following your father in the lineup has to be a thrill. His son then probably at his peak jacked one. A historic moment, but I am sure one that every father and son wishes that they had.
This is another picture taken at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. They have the great exhibit honoring the Big Red Machine, and I have made sure that a few of the players have made the short print subset. I don’t know how any set could be a short print when I am not printing any of them, but sometimes you just have to act first and think later.