Cal Ripken Jr. 1991 Topps ‘1990 Record Breaker’
Now this one is a sweet one!!
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This card comes from the 1991 Topps baseball card set and it is part of the ‘Record Breakers’ subset.
I like the look of the card with the 40th Anniversary logo in place in the upper-left corner, and the prominent ‘Record Breaker’ tagline at the bottom truly calls out what makes this card special.
For me, the only thing that is missing from the front is some kind of hint as to what the record was. I like the way that it was done in 1985, and I wish that Topps carried that style forward with other issues. A little hint or tease as to what is printed on the back would have been nice – give us a reason to pause and read the back of the card!
As an FYI, this card is celebrating the fact that Ripken had an errorless games streak of 95 consecutive games at shortstop in which he handled 431 plays before making another error.