Cal Ripken Jr. Signed Milestone Full-Ticket Collection (5)

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1988

Item Year: 1982

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of five full tickets, each commemorating a milestone game in the career of Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Ideally, each ticket has been signed by Ripken, and the collection is also accompanied by a Cal Ripken Jr. single-signed ball and cut signature. Unless otherwise noted, each ticket is in Near Mint condition and has been signed on the front by Ripken in blue Sharpie (grading "10"). 1) Ticket from Ripken's 2,131st consecutive game played on September 6, 1995, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. 5.5 x 2 inches. 2) Ticket from the game in which Ripken hit his 400th career home run on September 2, 1999, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. 1.75 x 6 inches. An "Ironclad" hologram label is affixed to the reverse. Vg-Ex, with staple holes at the top and corner wear. 3) Ticket from the game in which Ripken achieved his 3,000th career hit on April 15, 2000, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota. 5.5 x 2 inches. 4) Ticket from Cal Ripken's final major-league game on October 6, 2001, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (Note that the actual ticket is for a game scheduled against the Red Sox on September 16th. That game was canceled due to the 9/11 tragedy and was rescheduled for October 6th, which was the final game of the season for both clubs.) 1.75 x 6 inches. Gd-Vg, with two moderate-to-heavy horizontal creases. 5) Ticket from Ripken's Hall of Fame induction on July 29, 2007. 2.5 x 7 inches. An "Ironclad" hologram label is affixed to the reverse. Ex-Mt, with light corner and edge wear. Also included with the tickets are the following: 1) OMLB (Manfred) ball signed by Ripken in blue ink (grading "9") across the sweet spot. A few minor surface marks on a side panel; otherwise Nr-Mt. 2) Ripken cut signature (blue ink; "10") that appears to be from a letter on his personal stationery. 4.5 x 2.5 inches. Ex-Mt. Total: 7 items (5 full tickets, baseball, and cut). Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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