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TeamGrapeApe

I traded all of my Jerome Waltons for some Kid named Ken. That was a good year.


Spinmove55

You won that battle. I knew a lot of people who bet the other way!


TeamGrapeApe

Investing in Griff was one of the benefits of growing up in the PNW!


NuclearMooseOfWar

Ken Williams?


Tupnado21

Ken Cuniff, from Connecticut


Dillonautt

A man of culture, I see.


J_Blaze302

How about the Jim Abbott? I had about 50 of the Greg Jeffries & Gary Sheffield Future Stars cards too…throwback Thursday!!


Jasonictron

His Upper Deck RC was worth more than Griffey Jr in 89. Ahahaha


Spinmove55

I remember that. For a brief moment when ‘89 UD High Series came out, people forgot about Junior and were hot in Walton!


Stinkydadman

I loved his 89 upper deck with the giant helmet


Kiki_Gehrig

I'm not sure this was true (would need to break out back issues of Beckett Monthly to verify), even in Chicago, but I am sure both of them were behind Gregg Jefferies, Gary Sheffield, and Sandy Alomar Jr. In 1989, Ken Jr seemed quite boring to me because Ken Sr was not exactly a superstar and figured Jr would just be another iteration of him (somehow Sandy Alomar Jr got a pass on that though). My favorite prospects in 1989, though, were Steve Avery and Mark Lewis, one who would have easily been HOFer along with teammates Smoltz, Maddux, and Glavine if they didn't overwork him and burn him out early, but the other was complete bust with negative career WAR.


gps_slatsroc

Avery was definitely a favorite. Those guys threw SO MANY complete games or at least 7+ innings in those days.


crypt0_sports

Todd Zeile too Lmaoooo


VacuousVessel

You want to trade for a Gregg Jeffries? ;)


Stinkydadman

Only if it’s 88 Score


ShowStorm300

Lmao 88 score…ugh, brings back allot of disappointing memories.


Stinkydadman

I loved that set


SDBolt

Ha me too. It's the set that started me on collecting. Those damn Reggie Jackson inserts lol


ddnut80

The ‘89 Score set is great though.


Stinkydadman

89 Score football may be one of the all time great sets. Baseball was cool too.


ShowStorm300

I hated it, to each their own though!!


rsholman

I still have a ton or Sandy Alamar Jr. rated rookies and 89 UD Rookies, my Griffey’s were once worth around ~$350 a piece raw


NORTHSIDECREW

Who is this guy? Never heard of him.


KosherFetus

Get ready to repeat that in 30 years with all the bowman 1st’s going for big bucks.


NORTHSIDECREW

Lol I imagine I will


jigokusabre

I don't know if he was a super-hype prospect, but he was a big-deal rookie. He had a 30-game hitting streak, and rocked the NLCS... but was pretty bad after that.


OakCity4Life

Ah, the 30 game hit streak. I also met him at a card show after that season. Still have the signed 8x10.


ChooLose2

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this card. One of the eat action pics taken. Flex of the bat, position of his hands, so solid!!


Designer_Skirt2304

Well he did get ROY...


Adventurous-Fish-401

Dwight Smith was robbed!


dumparoni

He was no Kevin Maas.


Stinkydadman

Ahhh, a fellow man of culture


ddnut80

Ah. My all time favorite set design. Classic 80’s.


90daylimitedwarranty

I think of Jo Adell as today's Jerome Walton. This is a perfect example of people getting too excited about good but not great prospects. Walton was a solid player but when he came up there were tons of people buying his stuff like every big prospect and I wonder what those people did with all those cards?


ShowStorm300

Eric Davis was a must have back then too!!


KillerCujo53

https://i.imgur.com/lh4trxJ.jpg Was?? Was?? Still is! Must have baby! Y’all wanna buy these?


Stinkydadman

A few years earlier than Jerome


ShowStorm300

Yep, sure was. But in regards of hype, to Not much…one in the same.


crypt0_sports

I had 100 count box


crypt0_sports

Dwight Smith, Ricky Jordan, Todd Zeile


Kboggs1987

This is a sweet card!


Tonyeyeomi

Is this 89 Topps? If so I have the whole set. Just haven't gone through most of them yet


Stinkydadman

89 Topps Traded