|1996 Score #323|
There's a ton of cardboard featuring both Ken Griffey, Jr. and Jay Buhner in the same shot, and for good reason. Since 1989, they have been field mates, neighbors and good friends.
Jay "Bone" Buhner, right-fielder #19, played in Seattle for 14 years. He batted .259 lifetime with 310 dingers, and an OBP of .359. He is also a Gold Glove recipient with a solid lifetime fielding percentage of .983. His unique look helped make him a fan favorite in Seattle, and he was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2004.
|1993 Upper Deck #55|
When Griffey arrived in Seattle in '89, Buhner had already been there for more than a season. Jay is a bit older, so at the time he was already a family man while Griffey was just entering stardom. They differed greatly.
I don't remember Kevin Mitchell ever playing with the Mariners, but there you go. It happened, but not for long. Nothing against K-Mitch, but this card would have been so much cooler with a long-time Mariner like Randy Johnson or either Martinez.
|1993 Upper Deck #224|
By coincidence they ended up living two doors down from one another in a cul de sac outside Seattle. Eventually they would carpool to games, probably in the pimpest cars the 90's had to offer.