Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What's in the (Baseball Card) Box, Part 11, Cal Ripken, Jr.

It's funny, maybe to me only...but growing up I hated Cal Ripken Jr. I met him at an event and didn't think he was nice. I was between 10-13 so, really, what did I know. I must've walked away without an autograph which is why my feelings were the way they were. But,  in spite of this, I apparently collected him anyway.  I've always trended to the contradictory (I also did not like either Carl Lewis or Michael Jordan). So in this case, even though I didn't like Ripken I guess I couldn't help but collect him. At the time, he was on my 'home town' team. Had Washington had a team back when I moved, I might have thought harder about it.

The following cards are the Cal Ripken, Jr. cards that I have. Numbers in parentheses after each card indicates the quantity I have.

Donruss:
1988, Card #171 (8)
1988 Diamond Kings, Card #26 (6)
1988, The Ripken Family, Card #625 (2)
1988, MVP, Card #BC-1
1988 All-Stars Pop-ups, No Number (2)
1989, Card #51 (3)
1989, MVP, Card #BC-15
1989 All-Stars, Card #5 (3)
1989, All-Stars Pop-ups, No number (2)

Fleer:
1985, Card #187
1985, Super Star Special Ripken-in-Action, Card #626
1986 Limited Edition, Card #36
1987 Award Winner, Card #33 (3)
1988 Super Star Specials, Card #635, featuring Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr., Alan Trammell (3)
1988 Super Star Specials, Card #640, Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken Jr. (2)
1988 Star Stickers, Card #3
1989, Card #617 (3)

Topps:
1983, Card #163
1984, Card #490
1984, Orioles Batting & Pitching Leaders, with Mike Boddicker, Card #426
1985, Card #30
1985 All Star, Card #704
1985 Glossy All Star, Card #16
1986, Card #340
1986, All Star, Card #715
1986 Mini Leaders, Card #2
1987, Card #784
1987, All Star, Card #609
1987 Mini Leaders, Card #40 (2)
1987 Glossy All Star, Card #16
1988, Card #650 (4)
1988 Baltimore Orioles Team Leaders, with Eddie Murray, Card #51
1988 Topps Sticker Backs, Card #44 (note: stickers removed from other side)
1989 Glossy All Star, Card #5 (4)

Other cards:
1986 Leaf, Card #142
1987 Leaf, Card #98
1988 Leaf Diamond Kings, Card #26
1988 Bazooka, Card #17 Traded
1988 Panini Stickers, Card #13
1988 Score, Card #550
1988 Score Super Shortstops, with Tony Fernandez and Alan Trammell, Card #651 (3)
1989 Panini Stickers, Card #241
1989 Score, Card #15 (2)
1989 Sports Illustrated for Kids, Card #69 Traded






If any of these cards are desired for anyone's collection, please contact me. Most are in near mint condition; a few are in good to very good (the early Topps).

Thanks for stopping by.

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