After 22 seasons, Ken Griffey Jr. officially announced his retirement from the game of baseball. There are those who will ultimately ask what type of numbers he could have accumulated had it not been for injuries. Within that very question lies the essence and greatness of Junior.
Injuries are inevitable and unavoidable, but unlike many top sluggers of his era, he chose not to do steroids to stay relevant in his 30s. The only "what if" is what kind of numbers he could have put up had he cheated? A question that tells you everything you need to know about the greatness of Griffey.
Injuries may have cost Griffey much of the second half of his career, but he gave us 22 years worth of memories that were real and can never be taken from us. Below, we capture a card from each of Griffey's 22 seasons.
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Ken Griffey Jr Cards Over the Years (1989-2010)
2010 Topps National Chicle #17 Ken Griffey Jr.
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