Ken Griffey Jr 1989 Rookie RC Card Checklist

His 1989 Upper Deck #1 is widely considered one of the most iconic baseball cards of all time. The card changed the landscape for trading cards and ushered in a new wave of collectors. 


Upper Deck was a brand new company in 1989 and their $1 foil packs were considered premium. 


PSA 10 versions of his 1989 Upper Deck rookie peaked at over $5,000 in February 2021! The card has come down in value considerably since then. 

1989 Upper Deck
Ken Griffey Jr #1
PSA 10 Value$1,900-$2,500
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1989 Upper Deck
Ken Griffey Jr #1
PSA 9 Value$200-$250
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Ken Griffey Jr
Born: November 21, 1969
Drafted: 1987 Seattle #1 Pick 

Best Rookies:
1989 Bowman #220
1989 Donruss #33
1989 Fleer #548
1989 Score Rookie/Traded #100T
1989 Topps Traded #41T
1989 Upper Deck #1

BOOK: Card Sharks 
-How Upper Deck Changed the Card World-

More Research


Card Show Calendar
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Wholesale Distributor List
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Where to Price Your Cards
Some different websites to price your sports cards.

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