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1982 Topps Cal Ripken Jr. RC #21.
Dick Perez, the official artist for Donruss and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, created this card using a two-dimensioned hologram and metallic foil.”. The value of Cal Ripken rookie cards has dramatically changed over the years. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Rookie Nrmt/Mt, CAL RIPKEN JR 3000 Hits Die-Cut 23KT Gold Card Sculptured - Graded GEM MINT 10, 1982 Fleer Baseball Complete Set 660 Cards Cal Ripken Jr. An all-round classic, the back has a quote listing his career highlights to date; “Almost made the Orioles’ 25-man roster in spring training after a sensational ‘80 season at Charlotte in which he hit 25 HR and knocked in 78 runs… Orioles recalled him from Rochester 8/9/81… Was hitting .288 with 25 HR and 75 RBI… Was Orioles’ No.2 pick in June ‘78 draft… Can play shortstop as well as 3B… His father, Cal Sr., is the Orioles’ third-base coach.”. or Best Offer +$4.20 shipping. Rookie Card (#176) This card shows young Cal standing tensed in the field, probably waiting for a ball to be smashed his way, given the unfamiliar position designation under the photo — THIRD BASE. Please try again. 1982 Cal Ripken Jr. Donruss Rookie Card #405 (buy on eBay) It’s not especially rare, but the 1982 Donruss is my personal favorite. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're OK with that. Want to see a video version of this article? There are two versions, with one missing a signature on the front, as well as the numerator in the serial number. Henderson’s path to Cooperstown was set, and he would never look back. The Pete Rose card and Lee Smith rookie are also highly desired but Ripken's card still holds the top spot without a doubt. The Iron Man and Captain Cluth on the same card! Rickey had served notice that he was an elite speedster by topping 100 stolen bases in 1980. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Shop with confidence. These cards are almost impossible to find well centered. The reverse quote reads; “Cal belted Homer his 1st At-Bat of season, 4-5-82.”. I do know this card will set you back around $10 in PSA 9. Cal Ripken Jr. and Hall of Famers including Cal Ripken, Nolan Ryan, Ozzie Smith, Ryne Sandberg, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Bo Jackson, George Brett, Roger Clemens and Many More! Future Hall of Famers like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have emulated Cal over the years and many say he was an incredible role model. Features Rookie Card of Randy Johnson, Gary Sheffield and Griffey Jr.!
In Anaheim, Jackson would win the 1982 AL home run crown and help the Angels capture the AL West title. Schmidt had won both the 1980 and 1981 NL MVP awards and looked poised to win another in 1982 when this card debuted. Make Offer - 1982 Fleer Baseball Cal Ripken Jr. These cards have not been as popular with collectors as the Topps cards. By winning American League Rookie of the Year in 1982, he served notice that he was a force to be reckoned with at shortstop … or third base.
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