With Ken Griffey Jr. heading back to his old stomping grounds, you can expect a lot of renewed interest in his rookie cards and not just the Upper Deck release.
These days, the Topps Tiffany releases outsell the ’89 Upper Deck 9 out of 10 times. Just have a look at this graded GEM MINT copy of a 1989 Bowman Ken Griffey Jr. that sold for just under one thousand dollars.
You won’t find prices anywhere close to that with the famous Upper Deck rookie card unless it’s in perfect condition like this one, which sold for big money not too long ago.
As a tribute to one of the game’s greatest of all-time, Ken Griffey Jr., I have created a pictorial guide to every single release of 1989 which featured “The Kid”.
If I left any out, please let me know.
1989 Bowman (and Bowman Tiffany)
1989 Fleer (and Fleer Glossy)
1989 Upper Deck
1989 Donruss ‘Baseball’s Best’
1989 Donruss ‘The Rookies’
1989 Moeller High School
1989 Mother’s Cookies
1989 Score ‘Scoremasters’
1989 Score ‘Young Superstars’
1989 Score Traded
1989 Starting Line-Up
1989 Topps Rookies
1989 Topps Traded (and Topps Traded Tiffany)