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Massive Cal Ripken PSA 10 & BGS 9.5 Collection of (1443) Cards

Lot Number 590

Quantity: Bid Starts: 09/15/2010 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 25000.00  Bid Ends: 09/30/2010 21:00:00 
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Description

During the darkest hours of the most trying events is when real heroes emerge. There have been three such events in baseball history and three men that almost single-handedly brought baseball back. These events and the men that helped save baseball are forever joined. The first was the Black Sox Scandal, an event that rocked the baseball establishment so hard that F. Scott Fitzgerald mentioned it in The Great Gatsby and then along came Babe Ruth. The second event was World War II; attendance was down and the masses were losing interest and then along came Jackie Robinson. Fast forward fifty years to the strike shortened 1994 season, saved by none other than Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995 with his games played streak. The offered collection is nearly as amazing a feat as the 2632 straight games that Ripken played. With a total of (1443) cards in all, the massive grouping has been encapsulated by either PSA or BGS with nearly all achieving the grade of GEM MINT or PRISTINE. Included are (36) autographed cards, (5) GEM MINT rookie cards and a plethora of rare inserts, refractors and relics cards. There are (1261) different Cal Ripken cards among the (1443) examples.

Highlights include Rookie and Minor League Cards: 1980 WBTV Charlotte Os Blue Border (PSA 8), 1981 TCMA Rochester (PSA 10), 1982 Donruss #405 (PSA 10), 1982 Fleer #176 (PSA 10), 1982 Topps #21 (PSA 10), (2) 1982 Topps Traded #98T (PSA10, BGS 9.5); Regular Issue Cards: 1983 Donruss #279 (PSA 10), (2) 1983 Topps #163 (BGS 10 Pristine, PSA 10), (2) 1984 Donruss #106 (BGS 9.5, PSA 10), 1984 Fleer #17 (PSA 10), 1984 Topps Tiffany (PSA 10), 1985 Donruss #169 (PSA 10), 1985 Fleer #187 (PSA 10), 1985 Topps Tiffany #30 (PSA 10); Insert/Relics Cards: 1993 Finest Refractor (PSA 10), 1993 SP Holoview Red Die-Cut (PSA 10), (2) 1994 Flair Hot Gloves (both PSA 10), 1995 Bowmans Best Refractor (PSA 10), (2) 1995 Flair Hot Gloves (both PSA 10), 1996 Bowmans Best Atomic Refractor (PSA 10) 2005 Absolute Memorabilia TOTL 6-relic card (1/1 BGS 9.5), 2005 Prime Cuts Timeline Materials 3-relic card (5/5 BGS 9.5); Autographed Cards: 1982 Fleer #176 (PSA 10 for auto only), 92) 1992 Donruss Elite (BGS 9/10, 8.5/9), 1998 Donruss Century Mark (BGS 9/10), (3) 2000 Bowmans Best Franchise Favorites (PSA 10, BGS 10/10, BGS 9.5/10), (2) 2000 SP Authentic Buyback (both PSA 9), 2001 SP Authentic Chirography (PSA 10), (2) 2001 SP Authentic Chirography /250 (both BGS 9.5), 2001 SP Authentic Chirography /100 (PSA 10), 2001 SP Game-Used Auto /50 (PSA 10), 2003 SP Authentic Chirography /250 (PSA 9), 2005 UD Ultimate Signature #2/10 (BGS 9/10) and 2005 UD Ultimate Signature ROYs with Jeter #23/75 (BGS 9.5/10). The magnitude of this collection can only truly be appreciated in person, but the opening bid is just under $18.00 per card. A full listing of all the cards can be viewed on our website.

This impressive "Iron Man" gathering is currently ranked #2 on the PSA Registry with a GPA of 9.97 and 42.20% completion. There are (100+) population 1 cards in this collection.

Cal Ripken PSA 10s in the collection

Cal Ripken BGS 9.5s in the collection

Other Cal Ripken Cards in the collection

Below is a link to the PSA Set Registry for this incredible collection:
PSA Set Registry for this collection

 
 
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