Friday, April 20, 2012

Prized Possessions: Billy Ripkin Baseball Card

The 1989 Fleer Billy Ripkin.  Only Catfish Hunter's handlebar moustache pics beat this card.  Why?  I leave it up to you to inspect the card and find the specialness.  Just so you know, Billy Ripkin was pretty much a smelly second base guy with bad batting add-ups and lots of missy swings.  His ball-catching was medium and his falling down style for getting to those white pads was decent, but a lot of times he would space out and screw up in playing.  I heard his dug-out demeanor was really cool-guy and he often needed to have his mouth washed out with soap by the catcher every time the O's went on a losing streak.  Hint: I know that Oriole hat is really dope, but that's not it.

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2 comments:

  1. This is excellent. Did one of his team mates set it up?

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