Naming a candy bar for Ken Griffey Jr. was an odd choice because the baseball player is allergic to chocolate. In 1989 when Griffey was a 19-year-old rookie center fielder playing for the Seattle Mariners, he was honored with The Ken Griffey Junior Milk Chocolate Bar, a solid chocolate bar embossed with his image. It was released by Pacific Trading Cards Company in Edmonds, Washington after Griffey had played Major League Baseball (MLB) for only two months. He was just the second player in history to have his own candy bar. The company’s president went on record as saying it was a strategic decision before Griffey became more successful and the value of his image went up.
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