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In 1992, a group of people from Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida made a bid to purchase the Seattle Mariners. They were unsuccessful, and the Mariners remained in Seattle. Since I have lived near Tampa since I was a 8 year-old in 1990, I missed out on seeing one of the greatest players of our time, Ken Griffey, Jr. play live during my teenage years. I did, however see him a few times in Spring Training when he was with the Reds. Here is a 1993 Topps card of Griffey as a Tampa Bay Mariner.