Friday, October 6, 2017

The Great Griffey Giving Box

Last month I was at work thinking about my collection and decided there were some things I needed to do before making more purchases. On the list were my usual, organize my Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza collections. I say "my usual" because every since I started setting card collecting goals on my blog back in 2010, this has been on my list.

Well I got home from work and in the mailbox was an unexpected package from Dennis of the blog Too Many Verlanders. He sent me the Great Griffey Giving Box which was started by the Junior Junkie himself.

Getting the box was a dream come true and it forced me to sort and organize my collection.

I was able to add 116 Griffey cards to my collection thanks to the Great Griffey Giving Box and I added almost 200 of my doubles and shipped it off to another Griffey collector earlier this week.

It was hard for me to believe how many basic cards I needed, but the thing is that Griffey just has so many cards out there. In any given set, Griffey could have between 1 -7 different cards and that doesn't even include inserts and parallels.

Now I'm working on a checklist. Take a look at what I was able to add to my collection through the Great Griffey Giving Box.

Special thank you to Gavin for all the awesome customs.

Dennis also sent me some sweet D-Backs magazines (Beckett, SI, etc.) and some D-Backs cards. Thank you Dennis!


  1. Great 90's additions and a ton of Griffeys. The box was the greatest idea ever!

  2. That 89UD Gavin custom is awesome!

  3. wow, great additions. Definitely a cool thing TJ started. Yeah if that box ever shows up at my place, it would force me to do some updating too (I haven't done that in almost 2 years), yikes.

  4. Great to see the box helped out your collection, and glad to hear you got a kick out of the customs and sketchcard!