Fun Cards: 1988 Topps Ken Griffey


Ken Griffey started his career with the Reds in 1973, and appeared in three All-Star Games as a member of the Big Red Machine before the team traded him to the Yankees following the 1981 season. In 1986, Griffey was traded to the Braves, but after a slow start in 1988 Atlanta released him. Just a few days later, as so many aging Reds legends seem to do, he returned to Cincinnati.

The next year, he became known as “Senior,” as his son Ken Griffey Jr. was tearing up American League pitching in Seattle. “Senior” joined “Junior” in Seattle in 1990, becoming the first father/son duo to play on the same team at the same time.



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