Other cards I considered included:
1989 Donruss Ken Griffey Jr. #33 - for me, this rookie card likely the spurred me to chase the hot rookies because of their perceived value, according to what some price guide listed; even though it wasn't really the Griffey Jr. rookie card to have, it was the first one I had access to.
1987 Donruss Will Clark #66 - I love the confident smile Clark has on this card.
1987 Donruss Greg Maddux #36 - in addition to capturing an image of a youthful Maddux, the subtle colors coming together between the uniform colors and the card's design, makes this junk wax era rookie quite nice.
1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. #1 - has to be on everyone's list.
1989 Fleer Billy Ripken #616 - FF error - is this the most infamous baseball card over the past 25-30 years?