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  1. awesome.

    Comment by Steve — December 20, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

  2. I am not over the age of 28 and, therefore, I find this completely awesome.

    Comment by Danmay — December 20, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

  3. 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.

    Comment by Socrates — December 21, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  4. 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.

    Comment by chuckb — December 21, 2010 @ 10:52 am

  5. 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.

    Comment by Bill — December 21, 2010 @ 10:53 am

  6. I’m guessing pine tar.

    Comment by Matt — December 21, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

  7. Oh man….thank you for posting this. I have laughed at this card a million times before, but I love reading the backstory.

    Comment by AB — December 22, 2010 @ 10:41 am

  8. haha awesome. the pine tar incident happened on my birthday. I was destined to love baseball.

    Comment by clio44 — April 27, 2011 @ 11:25 am

  9. I have that card in pristine condition. Any ideas on it’s value today?

    Comment by Bob — October 9, 2013 @ 10:38 am

  10. The bat is rotated to the perfect angle…

    Comment by Delabar's Weighted Balls — December 24, 2013 @ 12:29 am

  11. I have one of these cards. Someone want to buy it!!!

    Comment by Frank — February 28, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

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