"When I was starting out they said, 'You're good, but are you plaque good?' Well, today I can say 'Yes I am!'"As everyone already knows and/or posted about today, the baseball world celebrated Ken Griffey Jr.'s induction into the sport's Hall of Fame (along with amazing catcher Mike Piazza). I thought I'd take the opportunity to post his cards from my most recent huge scanning project in which I'm trying to scan everything I have of Junior along with Tony Gwynn, Greg Maddux, and Cal Ripken Jr. All that's gonna take a bit but I at least have everything of each player from my large complete set collection scanned, so there's that!
The first three groups of scans you see below include cards I scanned (and possibly posted) quite a while ago but wanted to include as this is a day for celebration.
The Hall-themed inserts:
Everything from here on out is newly scanned and uploaded to Junior's Picasa album, which now contains well over 400 cards!
With his co-inductee, Mike Piazza:
Some favorite sets:
Other favorite set appearances:
That swing, tho:
Excellent horizontal cards:
Other fun stuff:
Congrats to one of the greatest players of my generation on some well-deserved kudos! I also offer well-wishes to Piazza, one of the greatest catchers the game has ever seen. May these two remain in the memories of all baseball fans forever.