As the sports card market experiences its most recent boom and values are soaring, you might be asking yourself if a trip to the attic at your parent's house is in order. You find yourself daydreaming, remembering the time that you ripped open a pack of 1989 Upper Deck in those fancy foil wrappers, hoping that the next card you uncovered would be the holy grail - a Ken Griffey Jr rookie. That sense of excitement you felt after you finally found one, immediately protecting it in a top loader and displaying it proudly in your bedroom. You're probably wondering what kind of condition it's in and what other gems are in those taped up boxes that you haven't thought about in years. But most importantly, you're curious as to what those cards might be worth.
While the Ken Griffey Jr rookie was arguably the most iconic card at the peak of baseball card popularity, there were many other cards in that era that continue to elicit a similar vibe amongst collectors. To help you understand what your cards might be worth, here are six of the era's most highly sought after cards, and some recently sold comps on eBay.