The 1989 Upper Deck Griffey got (and still gets) all the hype, but I loved almost all of Junior’s early cards, particularly 1989 Donruss and 1990 Topps.

I took some small liberties with the original design, mainly in adding an extra inner border. The image in my head I was shooting for was a cross between a Willy Wonka golden ticket and 1990 Topps. In a way we all felt like we pulled a golden ticket when we found Junior in our packs, right?

This card will head to auction this morning with the winner selecting any of our three organizations for a donation.

UPDATE: Congratulations to rbi_shop on the win!