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Old 04-04-2013, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need some help from the Griffey Jr experts!

I'm looking to add some pre-rookie cards to my Jr collection. I know there are a bunch of fakes out there and a bunch that i've never ever seen before. can anyone speak to the validity of these cards?

1988 San Bernadino Spirit 34 Ken Griffey Jr Rookie Mint 039226 | eBay

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is that Topps Future Stars card a licensed card? I don't think so, though I'm no expert. Be very careful as there are many fakes of 1988 San Bernadino Griffey cards. Many fakes.

I'm pretty sure the last card is unlicensed.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 3rd card on your list is a good one. Also the San Bernardino card that's 2nd from the bottom is the correct version. I don't think I've really seen the 1st two or the last one on your list.

If you want the best pre-rookie Griffey, try and find his Bellingham card from 1987. That's the one to have IMO.

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This is 88 SB Spirit Card..
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1988 San Bernadino Spirit 34 Ken Griffey Jr Rookie Mint 039226 | eBay
there's another Griffey Jr. card that is just a plain old fake - an unauthorized card that has been duplicated numerous times. Even in its original form, it has no value. It shows Griffey Jr. in a white jersey with a glove. It looks a lot like the Cal Cards because it has "San Bernardino" and "Spirits" printed vertically on either side of his photo. On the real card, he is wearing a dark jersey. As I said, this is an unauthorized card and has no value to a serious collector.

this one dont look good either
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Is that Topps Future Stars card a licensed card? I don't think so, though I'm no expert. Be very careful as there are many fakes of 1988 San Bernadino Griffey cards. Many fakes.

I'm pretty sure the last card is unlicensed.
Topps ?? Future Stars not good either, and yes last card is unlicensed
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heres a couple of other nice Minor League cards out there


there is a non Platinum of theses too


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The NOVA card is not really a minor league card. Star Company produced cards and promos of players, and the card is licensed, but it is not a minor league card.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The vermont card looks suspicious
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Do grading companies grade counterfeits?

1988 KEN GRIFFEY, JR. Topps Future Stars *XRC* SPECTACULAR!! GRADABLE!!
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