Billy Ripken Famous Baseball Card
The billy ripken fuck face baseball card.
Billy ripken famous baseball card. You know because the phrase fuck face was written on the knob of ripkens bat. Readers over the age of 28 or so will almost definitely remember this very famous billy ripken card for at least two reasons. 1989 fleer bill ripken fuck face bat pictured above back in 1989 philadelphia based baseball card company fleer produced one of the most notorious modern day errors in history when it released the rookie card of baltimore oriole bill ripken brother of superstar cal holding a baseball bat with the words fuck face scrawled across the bat knob in black ink. List includes hank aaron dale murphy billy ripken jr and more.
Which has the words fuck face on his bat. Packs of fleer hit hobby stores right after new years and within two weeks everyone had to have their hands on card no. Most notably the 1989 fleer billy ripken card or as its known to collectors the fuck face card coming off a 1988 season which he hit just 207 in a career high 150 games billy ripkens 616 card was supposed to be uneventful. However after the set was released he became somewhat of a folk hero to anyone who caught wind of his card.
Not long after fleer released its set of 1989 baseball trading cards collectors noticed something unusual about the card. Still this period in sports card history did produce some good. But the blog baseball card comes to life. Quiet desperation ken reids character bailey talks about the fleer 1989 baseball card of billy ripken.
1 because it was worth a whole bunch of money and 2 because it had a swear on it and swears according to all manner of research are awesome. Check out the top 10 baseball card blunders of all time. Here are the 10 most valuable cards from the set. Famous in oriole lore is the 1989 fleer rookie card for baltimore second baseman billy ripken.
A couple of years ago bill ripken told his side of the story to msnbc. Here are the 10 most valuable cards from the set.