Ken Griffey, Jr. (1990 – Topps #336)

George Kenneth “Ken” Griffey, Jr. (Junior) was an outfielder for 3 different teams during his 22-year career. Most of his career was spent with the Mariners in Seattle, Washington (1989 – ‘99, and again 2009 – 2010) and the Cincinnati Reds (2000 – ’08) with less than a year in Chicago with the White Sox. With the Seattle club, he was a 10-time All-Star, and was the A.L. MVP in 1997. He was the All-Star MVP in 1992 and was a 4-time A. L. Home Run Champion. Griffey, Jr. also won 10 consecutive Gold Glove Awards for his defense in the Mariners outfield and won 7 Silver Slugger Awards for his offensive prowess at the plate. He won the Home Run Derby in 1996, ’98 and ’99. At Cincinnati, he was a 3-time All-Star. Ken was the N.L. Comeback Player of the Year in 2005. “Junior” has been inducted into both the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds Halls Of Fame and was voted to the All-Century Team, but still not into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown. Why? He isn’t eligible until 2016, due to his last stint with Seattle. Ken Griffey, Jr. will, in my opinion, definitely be a first-ballot entry into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame in 2016! He deserves no less!

Ken Griffey Jr. 1990 Topps #336

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One response to “Ken Griffey, Jr. (1990 – Topps #336)

  1. Ken Griffey Jr was at the very top of the list of all baseball greats without any doubt! He was as good as they get! He probably will go right into the HOF on 1st ballot! Great outfielder and hitter!

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