Series: Classic Clippings
Card Number: 3
How I got the card: eBay purchase
When I saw this card on eBay, I thought I needed to add this card to the growing collection. Luckily, it did not sell for too much money.
I just think this is one of the coolest ideas for a baseball card. It depicts the newspaper box score for Ripken’s debut game.
Back of Card: “In a 12-inning affair at Baltimore’s old Memorial Stadium, Cal Ripken Jr. made his major league debut as the Orioles topped Kansas City 3-2. Originally drafted as a pitcher in the second round of 1978, he started out his career as a third baseman before moving to shortstop in 1982.”