Monday, June 13, 2011

Cal Ripken Cardboard Appreciation #12

1995 Pinnacle Red Hot #RH1

The back of the card says:

No matter what happens in the '95 season, Cal is on a steady course to Cooperstown. A two-time AL MVP and a 12-time All-Star, he has hit more home runs than any other SS in history.

I wonder if the card back writer was referring to the streak being broken later in the '95 season? Also, do you think without the accolades of the Streak Cal makes the HOF anyways?


  1. I think so. Redefined shortstop because of his size & power. Lead the way for the great shortstops of the late '90s and early '00s.

  2. Hands down in the Hall, he was the best all-around SS of the area. Power, fielding, awareness and speed (can't forget his 36 steals). Oh, at the time of his retirement he was one 1 of only 7 players in history to hit 400HR and 3000 Hits.