Details about RARE 1980 WBTV CHARLOTTE O'S CAL RIPKEN JR BLUE BORDER PSA NM 7 BASEBALL CARDSee original listing
Oct 03, 2012
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Palmer Massachusetts, United States
|Professional Grader:||Professional Sports (PSA)||Year:||1980|
|Grade:||7 NM||Team:||Baltimore Orioles|
|Original/Reprint:||Original||Player:||CAL RIPKEN JR|
ONE OF BASEBALLS MOST COLLECTIBLE AND SOUGHT AFTER CARDS IN HISTORY! A LITTLE INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM ABOUT THIS EXTREMELY RARE SET!
THIS AUCTION IS FOR THE FULL COMPLETE SET. IT IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF THE BEST, THE "PRINCE" OF BASEBALL CARDS. EVERY COLLECTERS DREAM!
ONLY THE MAIN CARD WAS GRADED BY PSA AND IT WAS GIVEN A GRADE NM 7. TO FIND A HIGHER GRADE IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE, ASK ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR.
VERY FEW OF THESE EXSIST AND IF YOU HAVE ONE, CHANCES ARE YOUR KEEPIN IT FOR LIFE!!
MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME FOR THIS CARD, MANY ASKED ME TO BREAK THE SET. MANY HAVE FOUGHT WITH ME LONGGG AND HARD TO GET IT. IM IN NO RUSH TO LET THIS AMAZING ONE GO. I AUCTIONED MY LAST ONE OFF THAT WAS A GRADE BELOW IT AND I LOST BIG TIME SO WITH THIS ONE, I CANT LOSE AGAIN. I WONT LOSE AGAIN.
IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR COLLECTION AND YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT BUYING THIS SET, ID LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. IF NOT PLEASE...DO NOT WASTE MY TIME.
I WILL ADD THE REMAINING CARDS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, I CANT SEEM TO PLACE THEM IN MY COMPUTER BUT I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THEY COME WITH THIS AUCTION. TAKE MY WORD ON IT. I HAVE 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND IM AS HONEST AS THEY COME.
THE REMAINING CARDS ARE IN EXCELLENT MINT ++ CONDITION, 120% PSA WORTHY. I WILL NOT STRESS THAT FACT ANY FURTHER.
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO BUY IT, ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!
HAPPY BIDDING & GOOD LUCK! BID WITH CONFIDENCE! IM SURE YOU WILL HIT A HOMER, LIKE MY FAVORITE BASEBALL PLAYER, CAL RIPKEN JR!!
PAYMENT IS VIA PAYPAL, WILL ALSO ACCEPT POSTAL CHECKS. I WOULD LIKE TO AVOID AS MANY FEES AS I CAN. MY LAST SET I LOST $250 ALONE IN FEES.
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING.
HIT A HOMER!
EXTRA INFORMATION BELOW
1980 WBTV Charlotte O's Cal Ripken, Jr.
Although the 1980 WBTV Charlotte O's set was not the first Minor League team issued set produced, it still stands as one of the greatest. The 1980 WBTV set followed the 1979 TCMA Ogden A's issue (AAA Rickey Henderson) and was one of three team sets produced in 1980. The October 2006 Huggins and Scott auction may have said it best when they stated, "If the1980 Charlotte O’s Cal Ripken Orange is the 'King of Minor League Cards' then the offered 1980 Charlotte O’s WBTV Blue #16 Cal Ripken is definitely the 'Prince.'"
The 1980 WBTV card of Cal was included in the 28 card set sponsored by WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the second toughest Minor League issue to find of Cal to the 1980 Charlotte O's Police card. According to a 1980 Charlotte O's promotional schedule, "every child 14 & under who enters with a paying adult gets a free set of cards.". 1,400 WBTV Charlotte O's sets were produced.
When you see an authenticated copy of this card, you will see that the card has been given the designation of #16 in the set. In all reality, there is no official checklist to the set and the #16 is not in reference to the card number. We know this for two reasons: 1) Seven cards in the set do not have a number on the back of the card (O's Logo Header, Team Card, The Pepper Girls, Marshall Hester, Doc Cole, Minnie Mendoza and Jimmy Williams). Second, there are three cards in the 28 card set that have numbers higher than 28 (#30 Don Welchel, #31 Will George and #32 Edwin Neal). So where did the #16 come from? According to the 1980 Charlotte O's program, Cal wore jersey #16. However, at least one program insert (which would have been updated regularly) has Cal listed as #12. Something interesting about this card is the fact that Cal's name is spelled correctly on the front of the card, but spelled incorrectly twice on the back of the card ("Ripkin"). The information on the back of the card reads as follows:
Cal Ripkin Jr
Born: Aug. 24, 1960; 6'4''; 195; Bats, R; Throws, R
Born: Havre De Grace, MD; Lives, Aberdeen, MD. Son of Cal Ripken, Sr., Orioles third base coach. Selected as shortstop on Topps National Association Class A All-Star Team last season.
A fascinating irony of this set can be found in the day that the set was given out. The WBTV Charlotte O's set was given out on May 30, 1980, exactly two years before Cal's consecutive game streak began. Counterfeit copies of this card are all over the secondary market. For more information on how to guard against purchasing a counterfeit copy of this card, be sure to visit our "Spotting Counterfeits" Link.
In the July 2007 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly, Kevin Haake, Associate Editor of the publication, interviewed Cal Ripken, Jr. In the interview, Cal commented on his 1980 WBTV Charlotte O's card when asked "Did you ever actively collect your own Rookie Card?". Cal's response was as follows: "No, I never went looking for them, but I've got them all. The card I have the most quantity of is my 1980 Charlotte WBTV minor league card. This was my first baseball card ever, so I was pretty excited. Somewhere, I've got a box full of those sets.".
The checklist for the 1980 WBTV Charlotte O's set (28 cards):
Charlotte O's Logo Header Card
1980 Charlotte O's Team Card
The Pepper Girls