1989 upper deck ken griffey jr

Best 3 Baseball Rookie Cards from 1980’s (Griffey Jr.?)

The 1980s was a mixed bag for baseball. If you were a fan of low scoring games and great defense you loved the 80’s. If you like runs and homers you hated them.

That being said here are some of the best 3 rookie cards from the 1980s.

1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card #1

1989 upper deck ken griffey jr

Growing up in the late 1980s, there was nothing more than my friends/cousins and I would rather pull from a pack than a Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card or a Brett Hull rookie card (but that is hockey).

This is not only one of the best cards from the 80s but one of the best baseball rookie cards of all time!

The 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card should be declared a national treasure and is a great investment going forward for the next 10 to 20 years.


1986 Topps Traded Tiffany Barry Bonds

We almost like this card as much as the Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card and feel it is severely undervalued as Bonds is one of the best players of all-time if not the best of all time.

The 1986 Bonds Tiffany rookie card PSA 10 will go for around $1500 but we feel should be double that amount at a minimum.

Do yourself a favor and pick up a few of these and thank us later.


Gavin Lux rookie cards are a hot buy and are a great short term investment.

1987 Leaf #36 Greg Maddux RC Rookie Card Cubs

Finally, the last card on our list is one that can be had for under $200 (for now) in MINT condition.

The 1987 Greg Maddux Leaf rookie card is a beauty of a card. Not only is Leaf a rare manufacturer but the card has the classic rated rookie stamp.

We love this card and have no problem buying a dozen or so of these cards… SOLID BUY!