Cal Ripken Jr’s Iconic 1982 Topps TRADED Baseball Card
Normally, it is the first card that the collector seeks – the player’s debut in the hobby.
But, the most sought after Cal Ripken card from his playing days is actually his second Topps baseball card, the one in the 1982 Traded set.
Yes, Ripken has a rookie card in the base set that was issued in 1982. And that card is a 3-player card that features two other rookies from the Baltimore Orioles. While this card still carries a respectable price tag, it is not held in as high regard as the one from the Traded set that was issued later in the year.
This one features just Ripken, and if you are an Orioles collector or Cal Ripken, Jr. collector, this card is an absolute ‘MUST HAVE’.
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