Tuesday, January 21, 2020

All My Best Griffey Acquisitions of the Year Posts

Every year I make a list of my best Griffey acquisitions. I reference these lists all the time for images, card info, and as historical/cost markers. I find I usually end up having to Google “Junior Junkie Top 30 (year)” multiple times until I find the card I am looking for, so I am making this post mostly for my own reference so I can easily pull up past acquisitions. But feel free to enjoy it as well.

Here are all my Top Acquisitions lists with links to the original posts:

2013:

10. 1997 Stadium Club #50 Matrix
9. 2012 Topps Commemorative Gold Team Ring #GTR-KG
8. AJ (The Lost Collector) original 1/1
7. 1998 Topps Gallery Gallery of Heroes #GH1
6. 1995 Stadium Club #38 Jody Reed
5. 2001 Upper Deck MVP Game Souvenirs Batting Glove #G-KG
4. 2013 Topps Update #US140 Tony Gwynn SP
3. 2006 Upper Deck UD Game Patch #UD-KG
2. 1995 SP Autograph #AU190
1. 1993 Finest #110 Refractor

2014:

30. 1990 Fleer #513 Canadian Version
29. 2014 Rookies ('88 Donruss)
28. 2014 Rookies (Future Uniform)
27. Future Stock 1/1
26. 1997 Pinnacle Passport to the Majors #2
25. 1993 Cardtoons #67 Ken Spiffy, Jr
24. 2009 Disabled Veterans Limited Edition #22
23. 2014 Upper Deck 25th Anniversary Promo #UD25-KG
22. 1995 Stadium Club Ring Leaders #14
21. 1992 Flopps Ken Groovy, Jr.

20. 2000 Just 2K Mystery Gamers Game-Used Bat Relic #MG.01
19. 1997 Pinnacle New Pinnacle Spellbound #1KG-J
18. 1993 Fax Pax #2 (UK)
17. 1997 Topps Gallery Peter Max #PM5
16. 2008 Upper Deck Premier Four Jersey Relics #PR4-KG #/50
15. 1994 Flair Hot Glove #3
14. 2003 Topps Farewell Riverfront Stadium Seat Relic #FR-KG
13. 2010 Sega Card-Gen
12. 1988 San Bernardino Spirit #34 Blue Jersey Photo Variant
11. 1989 Donruss #33 Rated Rookie (sealed in pack)

10. 1999 SP Top Prospects Game Used Minor League Bat Relic #G-JR
9. 2001 Stadium Club Play at the Plate Game Used Dirt Relic #PP4
8. 2014 Topps All-Rookie Cup Team Rookie Cup Commemorative Relic #TARC-8
7. 2009 Upper Deck #93 SP
6. 1987 Bellingham Mariners Team Issue #15
5. 2014 Topps All-Rookie Cup Team Rookie Cup Commemorative Relic #TARC-8 Vintage #/25 (Trophy)
4. 1989 Topps Traded Tiffany #41T
3. 2012 Topps Golden Giveaway Gold Team Coin Autograph #GTC-KGJ #/30
2. 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Dual Signature Autograph #KGKG (w/ Ken, Sr.) (Slabbed BGS 9/Auto 10)
1. 1994 Upper Deck Griffey/Mantle #KG1 Griffey Autograph /1000

2015:

30. 2015 Topps Steel Rookies #/99 & Steel 1993 Finest #/99
29. 2003 E-X Rainbow w/ backdoored Essential Credentials Future
28. 2008 SPx American Hero #KG82 (last card to complete the set)
27. 1990 Donruss Rack Pack Sealed w/ Three Visible Griffeys
26. 2007 Upper Deck Premier Premier Patches 3 #PP3-KG2
25. 2015 Topps Factory Set Refractor Reprints (1989, 1999, 2007) Regular and Gold Complete Sets
24. Donruss Elite Series #/10000, #/2500 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
23. 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts Timeline Triple Jersey Relic #/10
22. 1994 Topps Superstar Sampler (Finest, Bowman, Stadium Club) (sealed set)
21. 1996 Donruss Power Alley Regular #/5000 and Die-cut #/500

20. 2015 Topps Coin/Stamp Birth Year Dual Relic (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) #/50
19. Donruss/Leaf/Triple Play Previews (1990 Leaf, 1991, 1992, 1993 Donruss, 1992 Triple Play)
18. 1997 SP Game Film #/500
17. 2001 SP Piece of the Action Quad Game-Used Bat Relic (w/ Alex Rodriguez)
16. 2007 Upper Deck Premier Premier Pairings Dual Autograph #PP-AK #/25 (w/ Andruw Jones)
15. 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Cut From the Same Cloth Dual Jersey Relic #CC-GG2 Red #/99 (w/ Ken, Sr.)
14. 2005 Upper Deck Rewind to ’97 UD Game Jersey Relic #RE-KG /150
13. 2003 Ultimate Collection SPx & Sweet Spot Buyback Autos
12. 1992 Classic Auto #/3100
11. 90's Finest Refractors (1994, 1995, 1996 Bronze & Silver, 1997 Bronze, 1998, 1999, 2000 regular & SP)

10. 1998 E-X2001 Destination Cooperstown #7
9. 1988 Best San Bernardino Spirit #1 Regular and Platinum /1300
8. 1996 Ultra Hitting Machines Regular and Gold Medallion
7. 1997 E-X2000 Cut Above
6. 1997 Upper Deck UD3 Superb Signatures
5. 2004 Upper Deck Etchings A Piece of History 500 Club Game-Used Bat Relic /350
4. 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey #GJ1
3. 1998 Donruss Crusade #39 Purple #/100
2. 1994 Upper Deck Griffey/Mantle Dual Autograph /1000
1. 2014 Upper Deck 25th Anniversary Promo Autographed 18” x 25” Jumbo /25

2016:

30. 2016 Topps Finest Careers Die-Cut Set #1-10
29. ‘90’s Stadium Club First Day Issues
28. Late ‘90’s Ultra Inserts & Gold Medallions
27. Collector’s Choice Gold Signatures
26. 2004 Upper Deck Diamond Prosigs Collection Autograph #204
25. 1998 Circa Thunder Rave Reviews #7
24. 2006 Flair Showcase Hot Gloves #HG-19 /150
23. 1995 Pinnacle White Hot
22. 2004 Upper Deck Etchings Etched in Time Autograph #ET-KG #/1625
21. Pinnacle/Select Artist’s Proofs

20. 1998 Finest The Man #1 #/500
19. 1994 Bowman’s Best #40 Refractor & 1995 Bowman’s Best #49 Refractor
18. 1999 SP Signature Edition Autograph #Jr.
17. 2000 SPx Signatures Autograph #X-KG
16. 2001 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Ultimate Signatures #KG Silver #/24 & Bronze #/70
15. 2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures Autograph Bat Barrel #KG5 #/243
14. 2006 Fleer Autographics Autograph #KG /150
13. 2000 Upper Deck Game Jersey Autograph Jersey Relic #HKG (unnumbered)
12. 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Dual Signatures Dual Autograph #KGKG Red #/99 (w/ Ken, Sr)
11. 1994 SP Holoview F/X Special F/X #12 Die-Cut Red

10. 2015 Leaf 25th Anniversary Clear Autograph #/25
9. 2005 Ultimate Signatures 500 HRs Dual Autograph #/250 (w/ Willie McCovey)
8. 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Dufex #22 /1000
7. 1996 Pinnacle Skylines #1
6. 1991 Topps #790 Desert Shield & #392 All-Star Desert Shield
5. 1996 SPx Ken Griffey Jr. Commemorative Autograph #KGA1
4. 1998 SP Authentic Chirography Autograph /400 (slabbed BGS 8.5/Auto 10)
3. 1998 Upper Deck A Piece of the Action Game Jersey Relic #KG /300
2. 1998 Donruss Crusade #39 Green #/250
1. 1992 Upper Deck Bloodlines Griffey Family Triple Autograph #/1992 (w/ Ken, Sr. & Craig)

2017:

30. 2000 Stadium Club Beam Team #BT9 #/500
29. 2017 Topps Chrome MLB Award Winners #MAW-9
28. 1994 Upper Deck All-Star 125th Anniversary Jumbo Gold
27. The Rest of the Collector’s Choice Gold Signatures
26. 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History 600 HR #600-KG
25. 2017 Donruss Whammy #W-2
24. 1996 SP Holoview Special F/X #10 Die-Cut Red
23. 1996 Ultra HR King #6 Gold Medallion and Exchange Card
22. 2000 Pacific Aurora #133 Pinstripes Premiere Date #/52
21. 1998 Pinnacle Mint #7 Gold and Silver Coins

20. 2015 Tacoma Rainiers 20th Anniversary card
19. Three of the Four Toughest 1998 Ultra Griffeys
18. Every Pinnacle Brand Artist’s Proofs made before 1997
17. 1999 SPx Winning Materials Jersey/Bat Dual Relic #JR
16. 1997 Pinnacle Passport to the Majors #2 Sample
15. 2000 Upper Deck Ionix Warp Zone #WZ3
14. 1993 Colla Collection Diamond Marks Art Insert #3
13. 1999 Metal Universe Linchpins #4
12. 1989 Fleer #548 (on top of sealed cello pack) & 1989 Bowman sealed magazine pack
11. 1997 Pinnacle X-Press Melting Pot #6 #/500

10. 1997 Pinnacle Inside #19 Diamond Edition and 1998 Pinnacle Inside #24 Diamond Edition
9. 1994 Signature Rookies Autographs
8. 1997 Pinnacle X-Press Metal Works Ingots #1 Gold #/200
7. 2014 Panini Classics Membership Materials Signatures Prime Game-Used Batting Glove/Bat/Patch Triple Relic Autograph #22 #/5
6. 2017 Panini National Treasures #136 Jersey Button Relic #/5
5. 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Epic Signatures Autograph
4. 1991 Donruss Advertising Sheet
3. 1996 Ultra Thunder Clap #11 Gold Medallion
2. 1989 Mother’s Cookies Sealed Bag
1. 1998 SP Authentic Jersey Swatch 5x7 Jumbo Patch Relic /125

2018:

30. 2007 Upper Deck Scott Hatteberg #289 Predictor
29. 1996 Bowman’s Best Cuts #1 Atomic Refractor (slabbed PSA 8)
28. 1998 Pacific Crown Royale Home Run Fever #7 #/387
27. 1994 Upper Deck All-Star #1 Gold Jumbo (96 Beckett Tribute Checklist)
26. 2001 E-X Wall of Fame Wall Relic (Milwaukee County Stadium) #9
25. 2001 Donruss Classics Benchmarks Three Rivers Stadium Bench Relic (1994 ASG) #BM-6
24. 2002 Upper Deck Authentics #162 Reverse Negative
23. 2017 Panini Flawless #14 #/20 (diamond-embedded base card)
22. 2017 Panini National Treasures Legends Materials Booklets Duals Stats Jersey/Bat Dual Relic #LBMD-KG2 #/99
21. 1997 Pinnacle Xpress Metal Works Ingots #1 Silver #/400

20. 2000 Upper Deck Game-Used Ball Relic #B-KG
19. 1998 Metal Universe All-Galactic Team #1
18. 1994 Stadium Club Members Only Finest Bronze
17. 2004 Fleer Classic Clippings Box Score Relic #20 #/750
16. 1997 Bowman's Best Best Cuts #BC6 Atomic Refractor & 2017 Bowman's Best 1997 Best Cuts #97BC-KGJ Atomic Refractor
15. 1998 Topps Finest Power Zone #P1
14. 1998 Donruss Studio Freeze Frame #1 #/4500 Die-Cut /500
13. 1996 Flair Hot Gloves #4
12. 2018 Donruss Optic Out of This World #13 Green #/5
11. 1999 Upper Deck MVP Game Used Souvenirs Bat Relic #GU-KGj

10. 1992 Lime Rock Griffey Family Hologram Set Autographed (autographed set of all three Griffeys)
9. 2001 Donruss #13 Chicago National Convention #/5
8. 2016 Panini Pantheon Rudiarius Patch Relic #R-KG Bronze #/10
7. 2017 Topps Museum Collection Primary Pieces Single Player Legends Quad Relics Bat/Jersey/Patch Relics #SPQ-KG Gold #/10
6. 2017 Topps Transcendent MLB Moment Reproductions #MLBR-KG, #MLBR-KGR both #/87
5. 2017 Panini National Treasures 16-Player Materials Booklet Jersey Relic #PMB1-16 #/99 (w/ Barry Larkin, Cal Ripken, Frank Thomas, George Brett, Greg Maddux, Kirby Puckett, Manny Ramirez, Mariano Rivera, Mike Piazza, Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor, Roberto Alomar, Ryne Sandberg, Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs)
4. 1996 Upper Deck National Heroes 3 x 5 Jumbo #NH1 #/5000 Autograph #/250 (w/ UDA COA)
3. 2015 Upper Deck Employee Exclusive Autograph #UD-KG (w/ Wood Display Box)
2. 1997 SPX Bound For Glory Autograph #/250
1. 1996 Pinnacle Zenith Diamond Club #3 Real Diamond Parallel

2019:

30. 2000 Upper Deck Game-Used Baseball Relic #B-KG
29. 2019 Topps #488 SP Legend Variation & 2019 Topps Update Series #US93 SP Legend Variation
28. 1996 Pinnacle Summit Positions #8 #/1500 (w/ Jim Edmonds, Johnny Damon)
27. 1999 Ultra Diamond Producers #1
26. 2019 Topps High Tek PortraiTEK #PT-KG #/50
25. 1996 Pinnacle Summit Big Bang #2 Mirage /600
24. 1993 Topps Black Gold ABCD Winner
23. 2006 Kahn’s Reds #3
22. 2019 Topps Throwback Thursday TMNT design
21. 2019 Stadium Club Instavision #IV-3

20. 1998 Fleer Tradition Zone #7Z
19. 1997 Donruss Elite Leather & Lumber #1 #/500
18. 1999 Upper Deck Game Jersey Relic #KG-H
17. 1999 Upper Deck Ovation A Piece of History Game Used Bat Relic #KGJ
16. 2019 Leaf The National 1992 Leaf Design Refractor #TN-33 Regular, Blue #/20, Purple #/10
15. 1998 Pinnacle Epix #E1 Play Emerald &1998 Pinnacle Epix #E1 All-Star Epix Moment Emerald
14. 2000 Stadium Club Capture the Action #CA12 Game View #/100 & 2001 Stadium Club Capture the Action #CA9 Game View #/100
13. 2019 Topps 150 Years of Baseball Artist Renditions Autograph #105A Blue #/99
12. 2009 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary Sports Memorabilia Jersey Relic #MLB-KG 1/1 Richard McWilliam Autograph (inscribed “Owner” & “1/1”)
11. 2019 Cuyler Smith Art Card #/80 (Simpsons theme on 1992 Donruss design)

10. 1997 eX2000 #40 Credentials #/299
9. 2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Grand Slamarama #GS-KG
8. 1996 Topps Chrome #70 Refractor, Star Power #230 Refractor, & Wrecking Crew #WC9 Refractor
7. 1997 Ultra #121 Platinum /200, Starring Role #2, Fielder’s Choice #6, Diamond Producers #3
6. 1997 Flair Showcase Hot Gloves #4 & 2001 Fleer Legacy Hot Gloves Ball Relic #7
5. 1992 Score Procter & Gamble Sample
4. 1997 Pinnacle #193 Clout Museum Collection Artist's Proof /300
3. 2001 Topps Stadium Club Super Team #STP24
2. 2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials Laundry Tag Relic #HOF-KG #/7
1. 2019 Leaf Industry Summit Autograph #IS-KGJ Green 1/1

1 comment:

  1. There sure are a lot of high end cards listed here. I think even Griffey would be in awe.

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