The 2012 Topps Allen & Ginters set, for me, is all about this card. I am truly happy that Topps decided to use an image from the early 90s when he was still “The Kid”. Sadly it will probably be awhile before I add this card to my personal Griffey
I noticed that the image that Topps used appears very similar to his 1990s Topps Tiffany card but shot from a different angle. Everything seems to be dead-on including his gloves and the way he is holding the bat, the tape on the bat, the angle of his hat, the “almost but not yet grown in” mustache and even the way his jersey is buttoned and it is slightly open between the “R” and “I”.