Sunday, August 2, 2009
Card of the Week: 2000 SPX Ken Griffey Jr. Winning Materials Jersey/Ball
Got this beauty off eBay the other day for $15 and I couldn't be more thrilled. As a lifelong Mariner's fan Griffey is the alpha and omega of my all-time favorite players and there was no way I could pass up this sweet card featuring the Kid during his first go round with the M's. This particular card comes from 2000 SPX and features a blue swatch of Griffey's jersey and a well scuffed game-used baseball (with real dirt!) This is my first relic of Junior that was a cut from a Mariners' uniform, and it comes from a time when game-used cards weren't dime-a-dozen (oh how I miss those days). Don't even bother to ask about trading for this one, as it's going into my permanent Griffey collection/shrine (alongside two Griffey Jr. candy bars from 1989). Feel free to admire though! Stay tuned for the next edition of Card of the Week, coming soon!