Saturday, June 14, 2014

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2001 Topps #384 Golden Moments Cal Ripken

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, July 14, 2014:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2001 Topps #384.
  • Player Name, position, team: Cal Ripken, third baseman, Baltimore Orioles.
  • Special: Golden Moments, Cal Ripken Breaks Consecutive Games Streak, September 5, 1995; Baltimore 4, California 2.
  • Blurb on the back: "The record had endured for a half-century without threat it would take someone very special to approach Lou Gehrig's standard for consecutive games played. That someone was named Cal Ripken. On September 4, 1995, Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive game before a packed house at Camden Yards. When the game became official in the fifth inning, the fans stood to give him a 22-minute ovation. Showing his flair for the dramatic, Cal also brought Orioles fans to their feet with a home run."
  • Any special information about this specific card: To celebrate Topps' 50 Years in the baseball card market, Topps looked for what they called "Golden Moments." It was definitely a no-brainer to pick this special moment, one we will probably never see again in our lifetimes, for inclusion in this subset towards the end of Series 1. Many fans can tell you where they were that night. Me? I was in the parking lot of an Ulta3, listening to the game while my mom was inside the store. And when Ripken, with a popout to second which ended that fifth inning ended, it became official, and the celebration began. It seemed longer than 22 minutes and the station never left for commercial break.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.30-$0.75.

Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1966 Topps #187. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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