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Monday, June 27, 2011
Cal Ripken, Jr., 2001 Upper Deck Coca-Cola #1
This card comes from a special eight-card set that Upper Deck and Coca-Cola put out in 2001 to celebrate Cal Ripken, Jr.'s retirement. It's a different kind of photo than those that usually appear on a baseball card, with Cal accepting his 1982 Rookie of the Year plaque from Orioles general manager Hank Peters. That's a heck of a suit Hank's wearing - it's amazing to see how people dressed when I was born. That O's locker room certainly looks different, too. It more closely resembles the dressing room in a high school theatre when you think about the cushy accommodations that players have now. The years keep rolling.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.