Note: This description has been modified from the printed catalog. The correction is that there are actually (60) signed items in this lot.
As much a Baltimore institution as Esskay Hot Dogs and Natty Boh beer, the Ripken family defined the Oriole tradition for nearly five decades. This lot features (60) items signed by the likes of Cal, Sr., Cal, Jr. and Billy. The black or blue Sharpie autographs average (“9”) strength and clarity and have been executed on (NM-MT) baseball cards and Orioles team-issued postcards. Includes Cal Ripken, Sr.: (26) with (2) 1987 Topps #102T, (9) 1988 Topps #444 and (15) 1987 Leaf #625; Cal Ripken, Jr.: 1982 Donruss #405 RC, 1982 Fleer #176 RC, 1984 Fleer #17, (15) 1991 Donruss #223 and (14) Orioles team-issued postcards. Additional signed items include (2) March 9, 1987 Sports Illustrated issues (both EX), one signed by Cal, Sr. and Cal, Jr. and the other signed by Cal, Sr. and Billy. Unsigned Cal Ripken, Jr. cards include 1982 Donruss #405 RC, 1982 Topps #21 RC, 1983 Fleer #70, 1983 Topps #163 and 1984 Topps #490. Included, as well, is an “Immortal Cal” newspaper printing plate from the September 7, 1995 front page of the Baltimore Sun. Accompanying is an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications.