Friday, 25 March 2016

50 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Promotional Card)

I figured that since zistle lists this as part of the main set, I might as well include it in this.

50 (Promotional Card) - Ken Griffey Jr.

Front photo: Close-up.

Back photo: Jay Buhner Fan Club!

Better photo?: Is it any competition? The back photo wins easily. But, that front photo might be seen again. Probably in 2019 at this rate. I'd love a reason as to why the back card photo was never seen in other portions of the set.

Ties to my personal collections: Nothing direct.

Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 58

Wiki-facts: "Griffey was named an American Public Diplomacy Envoy by then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on November 18, 2008."

Google it: Attempted suicide in 1988. Wow.

How was his strike-shortened 1994? Batted .323, with his 40 HR leading the AL.

Birthday boy: November 21, 1969. No other MLBers were born that date. In fact, nobody at any of the reference sites was born that day. Even on

wikipedia's November 21st entry, nobody else is listed that date. Strangely appropriate for a player of Griffey's abilities.

Up Next: #50 - Jason Bere

1 comment:

  1. One of the greatest Griffey card backs - and it's a promo. Great card.