Ken Griffey Jr: Celebration of the Kid, Pt. 1

Top Cards from the 2024 Topps Series 1 Celebration of the Kid Insert

Date: Feb 22, 2024
Topics: 2024 Topps Series 1, Baseball, How To Collect, Ken Griffey Jr.
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We pay homage to one of baseball’s most iconic figures: Ken Griffey Jr. With a Hall of Fame resume that resonates like 808s, including 13 All-Star appearances, 10 Gold Glove Awards, and 630 career home runs, Griffey Jr. left an unforgettable mark on the sport. Not only was he a force at the plate, but his prowess as an outfielder was unmatched, reminiscent of Willie Mays with his gravity-defying catches, robbing batters at the wall and leaving spectators in awe. Beyond his on-field achievements, Griffey Jr. served as a beacon of inspiration, igniting a passion for the game in a generation of players who idolized his every move. As we celebrate the 35th anniversary of his MLB debut, the Celebration of the Kid insert in the 2024 Topps Series 1 serves as an ode to Griffey Jr.’s enduring legacy, capturing the essence of his greatness in each card. Check out our list of top cards from The Celebration of the Kid insert in the 2024 Topps Series 1.


Top Celebration of the Kid Cards


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2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG3 Ken Griffey Jr. Auto /10

The 2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG#3 card showcases an on-card autograph with a limited print run of just 10 copies, as with all on-card autos in the set. The card features an image of Griffey from his iconic 1989 rookie season, capturing the essence of his debut campaign. At the tender age of 19 years and 133 days, Griffey became the second-youngest player to don a Mariners uniform. Despite his youth, the rookie immediately made an impact by smashing a double off the Athletics in his first at-bat. By season’s end, Griffey had garnered attention across the league, finishing third in the Rookie of the Year voting after tallying 16 home runs and 61 RBIs.

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2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG7 Ken Griffey Jr. Auto /10

The photo above is from the 1990 season. Griffey took the baseball world by storm in his second campaign, earning his first All-Star appearance and Gold Glove. He also topped 20 homers for the first time in his career, and the year marked the first season in which he played with his father, Ken Griffey Sr. Against the Angels on Sept. 14, the pair became the first father and son duo to hit back-to-back homers in MLB history. That feat is still yet to be duplicated.

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2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG6 Ken Griffey Jr. Auto /10

The 2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG6 features an image of Griffey from the 1991 season. Griffey continued to excel in his third MLB campaign, totaling 100 RBIs for the first time. He earned his second All-Star appearance, won his second Gold Glove, and won his first Silver Slugger Award.

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2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG2 Ken Griffey Jr. Auto /10

In 1992, Griffey logged his third consecutive All-Star appearance and Gold Glove award. It was also the first time he surpassed 25 home runs in a campaign. Listen, achieving three All-Star appearances in a player’s first four seasons is remarkable. Salute to Griffey’s consistency!

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2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG8 Ken Griffey Jr. Auto /10

The 2024 Topps Series 1 #KIDA-KG8 Ken Griffey Jr. captures Griffey in his iconic stance at the 1993 All-Star Game. Despite Kirby Puckett winning MVP honors, Griffey had a notable performance, contributing a hit, RBI, and a run scored.


Ken Griffey Jr: A Celebration of the Kid, Pt. 2


Ken Griffey Jr: Celebration of the Kid, Pt. 2

Top Cards from the 2024 Topps Series 1 Celebration of the Kid Insert

Date: Feb 22, 2024
Topics: 2024 Topps Series 1, Baseball, How To Collect, Ken Griffey Jr.
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