I will say it, jersey cards are kinda overdone these days.
That said I have been around long enough to remember when they would stop you in your tracks with amazement.
To the unitiated it may just look like any other single color jersy card, but this is THE single color jersey card.
It took the cardboard world by storm when it hit back in the day, and is still a bit of a show stopper. It will still cost you a couple Benjamin’s on ebay.
It’s a great example of the importance and influence of context. The design of this card is just OK. It’s context within the hobby paints it in a much more positive light. If someone on the street asked me one of the best looking jersey cards I would probably mention this set.
Griffey wasn’t the only guy in the set. He had two friends, Rey Ordonez and this guy.
Gwynn is one of the greatest hitters of all time, easily in the same realm as Griffey but his card sells for a fraction of the cost.
I got a lot of stuff ahead of these cards on my want list but someday they will be mine.