In my collection: 3 total, 1 of each color
Griffey looks: about to take a pitch
Is this a good Griffey card? Yes. And thank goodness for that, otherwise I'd be buying 23-year-old chocolate on eBay, and there's just no defending that to the wife.
|Mr. October also had his own chocolate bar. |
The exclamation point makes this thing.
I'm thinking Griffey is about to take a pitch here. This is not the stance of "blast one out of the park" Griffey. This is more like "maybe still a little injured so going for the walk" Griffey. Or maybe he's being intentionally walked, in which case kudos to the smart pitcher.
What I really like about these cards is that Griffey's attorney (and/or agent?) is named on the back. That's not something you see much on any baseball card.
Sadly, I doubt I will ever have the actual chocolate bar. It's not that they are expensive (I've seen them go for less than $5.00), or even that it's a perishable item that is extremely old. I'm gross and can deal with that. This guy would agree with me on that point.
My problem is that those of us who live in the New Orleans metro area know we are going to lose everything in our fridges and freezers due to a storm-related power outage roughly every two years. It can't be helped. If this bar doesn't melt from being removed from the freezer in an evacuation, it will become tainted with residual rotten stinkiness from being left in a freezer with thawing meat and such. For now, the cards will have to do.
I am on the lookout for the SNES Griffey Baseball game, though, as that is non-perishable.
Still, a neat collectible and probably my favorite oddball.