Yesterday I mentioned how cool it would have been if Billy Ripken was also with Cal Ripken during his book tour. This (see picture) is the card and "inscription" I was talking about. It's a 1989 Fleer.
After some public outcry, a few other versions of this card came out. One had the words blocked out in black, one with white blocks, and I think a few were just old-school Adobe Photoshop scribbles with the "pencil" tool.
I believe this was one of the first big time "error" cards to hit the market. Now, companies make their error cards by putting politicians in the background - ooh, that's going out on a limb. At the time this card demanded a pretty hefty asking price - now you can get it for a $1 on eBay.
What are the chances that Billy even signs this card at shows or out in public?