Cross another 4 SPx Iron Man cards off the list…

As I have stated in the previous Iron Man post, I am still working on the 2007 SPx Iron Man set. So with these four beautiful cards I only need 94 more… Seems like so many, at least I have a goal to work towards.

117/699

117/699

Card: IM3

Back of Card: “In a move that would revolutionize the position and set a burgeoning superstar on a stellar career path, Baltimore manager Earl Weaver moved Ripken from third base to shortstop on 7/1/82. The tallest regular shortstop (6- foot-4) in the history of the game at the time. Ripken went on to set the all-time record for homers at the position as the single- season fielding mark.”

243/699

243/699

Card: IM53

Back of Card: “The Orioles were down a run entering the fifth inning against the Blue Jays on 9/15/90, but the Ripken brothers quickly reversed that and put Baltimore up a tally after they both connected for a solo HR in the frame. Even though Toronto rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth for a win, the game marked the first of two times that Cal and Billy homered in the same inning.”

340/699

340/699

Card: IM57

Back of Card: “Starting with six hits in a doubleheader on 6/23/91, Ripken pounded out 12 base knocks in 5 games to bring his season average to a sparkling .355 on 6/27. The eventual American League Most Valuable Player Award winner finished the year first on the circuit with 368 total bases, second with 210 hits and sixth with a .323 average.”

247/699

247/699

Card: IM76

Back of Card: “The shortstop’s season-high six RBI on 5/24/94 were in part made possible by his three-run roundtripper in the third inning. The blast was Ripken’s third of the year and the 300th of his career. It also brought the Orioles to within one run of the Brewers, 5-4, and Baltimore went on to score nine unanswered runs to take the road contest 13-5.”

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2007 SPX Ironman

I picked up a few of these cards on eBay, and I would love to finish the numbered set. Every card is numbered numbered out of 699. In addition, each card has a highlight from Cal Ripken Jr.’s career.

So here are the first three SPx Ironman cards in my collection. Only 97 more to go…

238/699

238/699

Card #: IM38

“Both Ripken and Stan Musial played the entirety of their exceptional Major League tenures with a single team. Ripken spent 21 seasons with Baltimore, while Musial played 22 years in St. Louis. The Cardinals legend suited up for 895 straight games between 1952 and 1957, and Ripken passed him for sixth on the all-time chart during a tilt against the Matiners on 8/31/87.”

408/699

408/699

Card #: IM48

“In a closely contested matchup with Oakland on 5/12/90, Ripken delivered the big blows that enabled Baltimore to escape with a road victory. Down 2-1 in the sixth inning, the shortshop blasted a two-out solo shot to knot the score, and then in dramatic fashion in the ninth inning, he led off the frame with another solo shot to provide the game’s winning margin of 3-2.”

311/699

311/699

Card #: IM73

“Ripken finished the 1993 campaign with 24 home runs, 90 runs batted in and 87 runs scored, earning his seventh Silver Slugger Award for the shortstop position. At the time, it tied the Orioles superstar with Ryne Sandberg (second base, Cubs) and Wade Boggs (third base, Red Sox) for most seasons receiving the Silver Slugger honors.”

Published in: on September 28, 2009 at 8:15 am  Comments (4)  
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