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The history of Ken Griffey Jr.'s rookie card


Sports Illustrated ran a story on the 20th anniversary of "The Last Iconic Baseball Card," a.k.a. Ken Griffey Jr.'s Upper Deck rookie card from 1989. It goes behind the scenes of the making of the card, and the creation of Upper Deck. What follows is a look at the sad decline of the baseball card industry, leading to the recent decision by MLB to work exclusively with Topps, shutting off other card Upper Deck's access to MLB team logos.
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Sports Illustrated ran a story on the 20th anniversary of "The Last Iconic Baseball Card," a.k.a. Ken Griffey Jr.'s Upper Deck rookie card from 1989. It goes behind the scenes of the making of the card, and the creation of Upper Deck. What follows is a look at the sad decline of the baseball card industry, leading to the recent decision by MLB to work exclusively with Topps, shutting off other card Upper Deck's access to MLB team logos.

Posted originally: 2009-08-28 23:22:00
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