Ever since I read Griff’s homage to “The Kid,” Ken Griffey, Jr., I have been brainstorming about how to do something similar. My first thought was to scan each and every Griffey card that I have; Griffey cards have always been the shit and were a staple of my childhood. Other than his rookie card, I can’t remember a Junior card that portrayed him as anything less than legendary- they all proclaimed that we were watching one of the greatest players of all time.
I passed on that idea. I have far too many cards for such an undefined idea. Griffey might give his Hall of Fame acceptance speech before I finish a project of such proportions.
So what’s second best? What’s something that captures the development and appreciation of Junior like baseball cards did? Well, I ultimately landed on Sports Illustrated covers. Without further delay, here is the career of Ken Griffey, Jr. as it has been so perfectly displayed by Sports Illustrated.
I think it’s time for another.