|1982 Fleer Cal Ripken, Jr. Rookie Card. You can see multiple creases on the card.|
Saturday, August 12, 2017
From My Collection: 1982 Fleer Cal Ripken, Jr. Rookie Card
Although I started seriously collecting in 1987, I had some older cards already. I think the oldest cards I had would be a handful from 1979, and I think I had a few from each year after that. When I did start paying attention to my cards, I went and looked to see what I had among my old cards.
I remember looking in particular to see if I had a Cal Ripken, Jr. rookie card. I had a bunch of Topps and a few Fleer, and did find one among my Fleer cards. I think those old cards lived mainly on my bedroom floor, so it's no surprise that it's pretty beat up. The picture shows multiple creases. After I discovered it in 1987, I put it in a binder, where it's been ever since. I was happy to have it despite its condition, though, and at the time it would have been a lot to afford a new one. It would be easy enough to buy a replacement in better shape now -- they seem to start around $10. But this one, with all its creases, is my card.