What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

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    What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

    The 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card.

    I’ll never forget when I got my Junior. I was at the card shop, opening packs, two of them, the fruits of my labor from sweeping the floor and making my bed and doing other chores expected of a 9-year-old. My weekly allowance was $3, and packs of Upper Deck baseball cards, the coolest things I’d ever seen, with their impossibly white borders and holograms on the back – holograms! – were $2 apiece, so I’d resigned myself to one. Ken, the mustachioed man who ran the place and a couple years earlier sold me my first baseball cards, said he’d give me two for $3. Ken was the best.

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    A cool card no doubt about it. However, investing in baseball cards for around the past 30 years has been like investing in swamp futures. LOL
     

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