Thursday, March 12, 2015

1982 Topps Cal Ripken Jr Rookie Card is our Throw Back Thursday Vintage TBT Card for March 12, 2015

It’s time for another installment of Throw Back Thursday Vintage TBT Cards. The player on our card for today, March 12, 2015, is Cal Ripken Jr.

This is his Topps rookie card. I pulled this from packs back in 1982  Herd to believe that was over 30 years ago. Let’s take a look at this card.
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This is just about as plain and plain gets, but the photos are great close ups. Much better than some of the other rookie cards of the time with four players in tiny boxes.
The back is just as sparse but contains all the pertinent biographical information. Not stats, no write up. But this is a great rookie card to acquire for collectors just starting out and seasoned collectors who have not yet added this one to their collection.

The pricing on this card can vary widely depending on condition. 

If you are trying to purchase it raw (not graded or slabbed) getting it in a condition with issues should run a couple of bucks, in decent visual condition card in the neighborhood of $5 to $10, and in condition to get you a mid to upper grade about $20 and higher.

Graded versions should start around $10 to $15 for lesser grades, about $20 to $30 for really nice grades and moving into just north of $50 for a NM to Mint and moving to anywhere above $200 for the highest grades.

Enjoy this taste of Vintage and makes sure you check in Thursdays for more TBT cards.

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