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Ken Griffey Jr.

1985 Fleer – Ken Griffey Jr.

I did not get to see Griffey too much during his short time with the White Sox. I think almost every picture I took of him though will end up on this site attached to a card. I really enjoyed watching the Kid play so I have tried to make as many cards of him as I can. (more…)

1987 Topps – Ken Griffey Jr.

Yet another 1987 Topps card? Yeah I made a few. This was another card made during the snowpocolypse. At first I was just going to make some White Sox cards, and it just snowballed from there. This is one of the first cards that I made during that run. (more…)

1952 Topps – Ken Griffey Jr.

Seeing that Topps is celebrating its 60th anniversary I thought that I would try to re-create the card that started it all. One of the most sought after cards is the 1952 Mickey Mantle card. It was fate that his career started at about the same time as Topps did. I have not tried this card before because of the autograph. My photoshop skills were also not good enough to figure out how to get the picture behind the nameplate and logo as well. I have gotten a little better to the point that I copied the logo and nameplate and made them into new layers. Having done that I had a large hole where the autograph should be. The answer to the autograph quandary was surprisingly simple. I used a google search for Ken’s autograph and found a few baseballs with is on. The baseballs had a white background which was perfect. I put that on the card, and it was complete. A couple days after making my oldest card I have now topped that. I thought a future hall of famer would be a good choice to put on the card. (more…)

1986 Donruss – Ken Griffey Jr.


Ken Griffey Jr. – SP

I just made this card last night. I found the picture, and thought that it would make a great extra card for the set. I planned on releasing it later, but as with the other Griffey cards today’s events have changed things a little. Ken really seemed to have fun playing the game, and if it was not fun for him anymore I don’t fault him at all for hanging up his spikes.While his time in Chicago was short I will always be thankful that I was able to see him play in person. In about 5 1/2 years we will see Griffey in Cooperstown. If he is not a first ballot choice we need to re figure the balloting process. This will be the fourth Griffey card in the set. He has a #1 draft pick card, his regular issue Mariner card, this short print, and his famous lineage card. Maybe I can follow the lead of 1985 Topps and give the kid an All Star card. It would be fitting that he has more cards in the set than anyone else. (more…)

Ken Griffey Jr.: Famous Lineage

You had to know that this card was in the pipeline didn’t you? This was the second card in this series that I made, but I kept having other cards come up so I kept holding off posting it. I figured I would release it to coincide with the Mariners trip to Chicago in July. Griffey won’t be making that trip now. What father and son pair are the most famous in baseball? Some cases could be made for other pairs, but have they ever played on the same team? Or hit back to back home runs? This is one case where the son outplayed the father, and Griffey Sr. was a heck of a ballplayer. As you can tell by my post activity tonight I really felt this today. Another chapter of my childhood is now closed. (more…)

Ken Griffey Jr.

Sadly Ken Griffey Jr. hung his spikes up today after 22 seasons. It is odd that he would quit on a day 75 years after the retirement of Babe Ruth, and on the exact date that he was drafted #1 overall in 1987. The card for his draft choice can be found here.  I was going to wait and post this card after the Mariners came to town in July. I thought that maybe I could get a better picture of ‘the kid’ to put on the card. Sadly though this is my best picture of Ken in a Mariners uniform. Griffey was a huge part of my collecting life when it was at its peak. It is a sad day for sure. (more…)

1987 #1 Draft Pick – Ken Griffey Jr.

Here is the second card in the countdown to the 2010 MLB draft. What team wouldn’t love to get a player like Griffey this year? I guess that I never really paid attention to the fact that he was a number one overall pick. I do remember two years later though when his cards hit the market. His 1989 Fleer and Upper Deck cards were the ones to have. I can’t remember it now, but there was a trick to pulling a Griffey in the cello packs. For that reason I have many 1989 Fleer Griffey’s in my collection. (more…)