In my collection: 8 regular, 8 Members Choice, 1 Members Only, 1 Master Photo
Griffey looks: like he swung at a high one
Is this a good Griffey card? Yes. A unique photo of the Kid from a high-quality though relatively unsung set.
The set: 1992 Stadium Club is the idiot savant of baseball card sets. Excellent photography and great quality make these impeccable cards, but they are very bland and lacking in personality.
A behemoth at 900 cards and three series, the set features a more stripped-down design than any other year the brand was made. The fronts consist of full-bleed photos and the Stadium Club logo above a black field containing the player's name in plain white font. That's it.
A classic shot of the Big Hurt right before he began his amazing All-Star run. You could say this card has a ton of personality, but I say that it's Frank Thomas who has a ton of personality. That's part of why he's an enduring favorite among collectors and fans.
Below you will see a few other '92 SC cards that aren't so scant and that feature some of the design elements of the previous (and following) year.
Here are the Griffeys:
|#400, Series 2|
See? The overall aesthetic of the card is dictated entirely by the full-bleed photograph - any additional elements are tucked away in the corner and practically ignorable. While it could be argued to be a bit boring, this is actually a very pure baseball card.
Based on the angle of his arms I think he swung at a high one which I also used to do....back in little league! Ooh, want some salve for that savage burn, Junior? Naw, in actuality he probably just lined it over second and won the game (and our hearts).
A bit bored by the base set design? Stadium Club has you covered:
|#603, Series 3|
|A rare un-numbered Griffey|