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Cal Ripken Jr Baltimore Orioles Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLABBED

Cal Ripken Jr Baltimore Orioles Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLABBED

Cal Ripken Jr Baltimore Orioles Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLABBED

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New items will be added the first of the month... Prices on existing items will be reduced at the end of each month. (born August 24, 1960), nicknamed the Iron Man.

Is an American former baseball. Who played his entire 21-season career. (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles. One of his position's most productive offensive players, Ripken compiled 3,184 hits.

And 1,695 runs batted in. During his career, and he won two Gold Glove Awards. He was a 19-time All-Star. And was twice named American League.

(AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP). Ripken holds the record for consecutive games played. (2,632), having surpassed Lou Gehrig. S streak of 2,130 that had stood for 56 years and that many deemed unbreakable. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year of eligibility with 98.53% of votes, the sixth-highest election percentage ever. Ripken grew up traveling around the United States as his father, Cal Sr. Was a player and coach in the Orioles' organization. After playing at Aberdeen High School. Was drafted by the Orioles in the second round of the 1978 MLB draft. He reached the major leagues in 1981 as a shortstop but moved to third base in 1982. But the following year, he was shifted to shortstop, his long-time position for Baltimore. That year, Ripken also won the AL Rookie of the Year Award. And began his consecutive games played streak. In 1983, he won a World Series.

Championship over the Philadelphia Phillies. And his first AL MVP Award. One of Ripken's best years came in 1991 when he was named an All-Star, won the Home Run Derby.

And was recipient of his first All-Star Game MVP Award. His second AL MVP Award, and first Gold Glove Award. He switched back to third base for the final five years of his career. In 2001, his final season, Ripken was named the All-Star Game MVP and was honored with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award.

Ripken is considered one of the best shortstops in baseball history. At 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 225 lb (102 kg), he pioneered the way for the success of taller, larger shortstops. He holds the record for most home runs hit as a shortstop (345), breaking the record previously held by Ernie Banks. And was selected as the starting shortstop for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Whose goal is to expand the love of baseball from a grassroots level. He has been active in charity work throughout his career and is still considered an ambassador of the game.

Maryland, and is married to Laura Ripken, née Kiessling, a judge on the Appellate Court of Maryland. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves.

In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well.

I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder, Downers Grove, Illinois.
Cal Ripken Jr Baltimore Orioles Baseball Autographed First Day Cover PSA SLABBED