Somebody sent me a link today to the Billy Ripken Fleer card from 1989, one of the most famous baseball cards of all time, if not one of the most valuable. All because of what’s written on the end of his bat.

Ripken’s stunt card turns 20 years old this season. What a stir that was! Oh, for a time when athletes didn’t have to show their naughty bits or burn a cow to get noticed…

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