Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nautical Needs #2: Tribute to the Kid

The first entry into this new series (Nautical Needs, which documents my Mariner wantlists ) was the Ichiro/Chasing 3K insert set from 2016 Topps. Today I'm going to continue with Tribute to the Kid, another insert from last year.

With Ken Griffey, Jr. being inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame last summer, it was the perfect time for Topps to release an insert set commemorating the icon's career. The set features 30 cards inserted into Series 2 packs at a 1:8 ratio. While most of the cards pay tribute to events and milestones from his Mariners career, there are also cards with Ken as a Red, as well as with the White Sox. My one complaint is that there wasn't a card looking at his final game, which I happened to be at. Of course everyone wants a card from a game they attended and that's why I was disappointed. Ironically enough, Ichiro had a 'milestone' that night (career hit #2100, coming on May 31, 2010) that did make it in to the 2016 Topps Chasing 3K insert set (card #21).

2016 Topps Tribute to the Kid Needs: #2, 12

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