December 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm
December 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm
I am not over the age of 28 and, therefore, I find this completely awesome.
December 21, 2010 at 10:28 am
I was a 12 year old card collector with my father and remember that card vividly . I remember reading somewhere later on that Billy Ripkin said a “teammate” wrote it on the bat, but I dont remember him ever saying it was his brother. That clearly makes the story even better.
I imagine the error card signed by Billy Ripkin is worth substantially more than the one without the signiture. Maybe the Honus Wagner “tobacco card” is the jewel of collectors, but I would want that signed Billy Ripkin error card first.
December 21, 2010 at 10:52 am
What’s on the pine tar bat? I can’t read it.
That’s a great story about Ripken’s bat. I’m over 28 and never knew about it.
December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am
I take the Wagner card, sell it, then buy the Ripken card and keep the change. I’ll buy a boat or a Lear Jet with it.
December 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm
I’m guessing pine tar.
December 22, 2010 at 10:41 am
Oh man….thank you for posting this. I have laughed at this card a million times before, but I love reading the backstory.
April 27, 2011 at 11:25 am
haha awesome. the pine tar incident happened on my birthday. I was destined to love baseball.
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