Baseball Card Show Purchase #11 – Billy Ripken 1989 Fleer ‘F*CK FACE’ Card – The Real Deal!!!
With the purchase of this baseball card, I am able to scratch another one off of my ‘Top Ten Cards I Want To Add To My Collection List’.
This card had so much hype surrouding it in 1989 – I would have to say that for a non-rookie baseball card, this card is easily the most talked about card from my youth.
As a kid, I never had one of these. I had seen tons of them, and their various ‘blacked out’ versions, but these things all cost a pretty penny back in the day, with some of them easily surpassing the $100.00 price point.
While at the show, I saw two of them. One dealer was asking $10 and the other was asking $8. With the help of another dealer, and the show’s top promoter, we were able to talk the dealer asking for $8 down to $5.00.
And then it was my turn to hand over a $5.00 bill.
Have a look:
I have wanted this card for a very long time. And to be honest, I am really not interested in any of the other versions. This is the one that I wanted, and I am really happy to have this very popular and highly-collected piece of cardboard from my childhood back in my collection.