Ken Griffey Jr

Twenty-six years later, Ken Griffey, Jr. can still pull off a youthful look.

The former MLB star, whose 1989 rookie card became an iconic image of the blossoming baseball giant, donned a vintage hat and uniform while making a cameo appearance in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' latest music video, "Downtown."

This side-by-side comparison shows just how close the recreation was to the original:


Macklemore hails from Seattle, which explains why the city plays such a significant role in his work, particularly this video. Griffey is shown catching a fish tossed at the Pike Place market -- a popular tradition just off of Seattle's waterfront.

Griffey was the city's biggest star when Macklemore was growing up . He would have been 6 when Griffey's rookie card came out, so it makes perfect sense that he would admire the baseball star.

The full music video, which includes some profanity, is below. Griffey Jr. appears just after the 1:20 mark:

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