Friday, August 19, 2011

Cal Ripken Cardboard Appreciation #17

1986 True Value Superstars #22

This card is a true oddball through and through.  It is an odd shape so it doesn't fit into 9-pocket pages or regular sized toploaders.  The thing that strikes me most about this card is that Cal's position is listed as just plainly "infield".  I wonder if True-Value considered Cal's move to shortstop as only temporary and tried to cover themselves in the future in case he moved back to the hot corner or first base?

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any interest in a 1998 Cal Ripken Bamm-Beanos Christmas bear? I posted it on my blog a few days ago.