Today Mr. Ripken is celebrating his 53rd birthday and tonight's post is in honor of Iron Man himself.
Here are a look at five of my favorite oddballs that sit in my collection:
1989 LJN Topps Sports Talk #77
I know that the 1989 LJN oversized cards are a pain in the butt to store, but I absolutely love them. Topps did a great job incorporating their regular base card design into these oddballs. If you're interested in learning more about these cards, here's a link to a post I wrote last year.
1986 Fleer Star Stickers #99
1983 Donruss Action All-Stars #52
From 1983 to 1985, Donruss had a line of oversized trading cards known as Action All-Stars. I'm not a TTM autograph collector, but if I was... I'd probably use these.
1983 Topps Stickers #315
I'm glad Topps started producing sticker albums again, because I loved collecting them when I was in elementary school. The above sticker is part of a subset called Stars of the Future, which also featured Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs.
1987 Donruss Pop-Ups #5
Happy Birthday Mr. Ripken!
Happy Saturday and sayonara!