It’s strange when you think about it. Out of all the great rookie cards from the 80’s that hit three figures, it’s an error card that perhaps will be forever cherished in the minds of collectors.
Sure, Clemens, Ripken Jr., Canseco and a few others carried The Hobby on their shoulders at times, but no other card created such buzz as did the 1989 Fleer Bill Ripken error card.
Today this card is truly a forgotten treasure to many collectors, especially those who missed out on the 80’s. However, this card and its dozen versions will live forever on the website BillRipken.com, which has more information on the card than you could ever imagine.
On the secondary market, you can find this card for about $5 dollars, which is not so bad when you think about it. That’s about $4 more dollars than the rookie card of a man who hit nearly 450 more home runs than Billy, won the Most Valuable Player award unanimously, and created a prestigious “club” that only has three other members.
More on that player next time on Forgotten Treasures.
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