If only Griffey had stayed in Seattle. If only. While playing in a small, Pacific Time Zone market robbed Griffey of wide-scale exposure, he was the most beloved player in baseball during his time in the Pacific Northwest. “The Kid” exuded joy on the diamond in a charismatic fashion that hadn’t been seen since Willie Mays broke into the majors in the early 1950s. Plus, with American League parks and the American League style of play, Junior Griffey might have re-written the record books had he chosen not to go home to Cincinnati. As it is, Griffey’s legacy stands strong and this card delivers in a very big way in terms of eye appeal and desirability as well as financial opportunity for growth.