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!


  1. That's a nice looking Griffey. I'm digging the clean, symetrical design.

  2. Yeah me too. Upper Deck should really look to its past when moving forward with its baseball card sets. To make it even sweeter I found out it's shortprinted to only 50! My Oh My!