Regular readers know that I am a huge fan of Ken Griffey Jr. and when I found out that he just signed an autograph deal with Topps I could not have been happier. Before signing this deal he had an exclusive contract with Upper Deck and he does have over 1000 different autographs but since UD lost the MLB license no new autos have been released in over a year. Now we finally get to see The Kid gracing new product again.
Griffey’s first Topps autographs will be released in 2012 Topps Tribute (Feb 5, 2012) and 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen (April 18, 2012). I am not a fan of the Tribute autograph design but the Gypsy Queen version would fit nicely in my Griffey personal collection.