Christopher Fevurly of Wichita told KAKE-TV Thursday he had more than 500 cards.
"This is a group of cards that I've been collecting my entire life," Fevurly said.
Fevurly said someone or a group of people broke a window using his daughter's high chair. They stole a television and computer monitor along with the collection of baseball cards.
Fevurly said a few of the cards might fetch as much as $75 but most are worth less than a dollar. But he said for him the collection was a tribute to "The Kid," who spent 22 years in the majors, playing mostly for the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds. He bought the first card in 1989 when he was 11 and Griffey was in his first season with the Mariners.
"He wore his hat backward. He had the sweetest swing," Fevurly said.
Fevurly said he should have spent less time advertising his trip to Arizona to watch Kansas State on social media.