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    1995 Cal Ripken, Jr. 2,131st Consecutive Game Used Baseball with "Game Ball" Inscription by Ripken and Frank Robinson - MLB Authentic. The Iron Man tops the Iron Horse. Well-used OAL (Budig) sphere with special Ripken stamping saw action on September 6, 1995 as the 2007 Hall of Fame inductee officially became the most dependable employee in Major League Baseball history. Ripken's 10/10 blue ink signature adorns the sweet spot, and he inscribed "2131 9-6-95 Game Ball" near his autograph. Adding another level of authenticity is what Frank Robinson chipped in with. This ball originally belonged to Robinson according to when it was first offered. Robinson inscribed "Game Ball "2131" 9/6/95 asst. G.M." to the south panel. The ball shows the proper rub marks and features a special Ripken emblem only used for games #2130 and #2131. A scuff mark is visible on the "8" reference. Robinson served as an assistant to the general manager during this time period. To our knowledge this is the only baseball authenticated by Ripken and fellow Hall of Famer Robinson from the historical contest. An MLB hologram (MR 521801) is applied to a panel. The hologram has a session date of "Dec. 16, 2003" from a Ripken signing. MLB Authentic MR 521801. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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