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    1982 Cal Ripken Jr. First, Second & Third Game of Streak Full Tickets. It was considered the unbreakable record. Lou Gehrig, the "Iron Horse," played a record 2,130 consecutive games, brought to an end by his fatal illness. Yet, in 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. broke the record, and went on to finish at 2,632 games. While finding his final streak ticket from September 19, 1998 isn't all that difficult, just try to locate one from his first game.

    Actually, this lot features full tickets to Ripken's first three games of his remarkable run. Taking center stage in this listing is a full ticket to the first game of Ripken's unprecedented record. On May 30, 1982, Ripken settled into the Hot Corner and began a consecutive games played streak which lasted until September 20, 1998. Bumps, bruises and all of the other maladies which seem to force even the strongest of player to sit couldn't keep Ripken from the field. This royal blue full ticket is crease-free and has sharp corners. Two punch holes are found, as are with its two mates. This was most likely a way of validating the tickets. PSA encapsulated the ticket as "Authentic." We searched the PSA database and this is one of only four of the punch/canceled variety. There is one full in their population report graded Mint 9. For the record, Ripken Jr. finished that day hitless in two official at-bats. He did walk once.

    This catalog listing is further enhanced by full tickets to the Orioles' Monday, May 31 game against the Rangers. That day, Ripken had two hits as the Orioles held on for an 8-7 win at Memorial Stadium. The final ticket was from two days later when Ripken took the collar in three plate appearances. Both tickets mirror the first game streak ticket with equally bold graphics and solid corners. Finding later Ripken milestone tickets is a relatively easy task. Unearthing a full ticket from the beginning of the streak, is the proverbial needle in a haystack. Encapsulated by PSA, Authentic (First Game Ticket).

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    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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