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Billy Ripken
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Here’s my story on the infamous Billy Ripken obscene baseball card. I was in a card shop in Roseville, MN and they had one on display. I don’t remember how much they were asking for it, but I think it was somewhere in the $100 to $120 range. Maybe more, I really don’t remember. There was a sign next to the card that said something like “This is the only copy of this card that we have. The card is massively overpriced at the moment and we believe the card will go down in value in the future. We strongly recommend that you not purchase it at this time.”

A few minutes later, one of the clerks says to another clerk “I just sold that Ripken card. Should I take down the sign?”

“Just get another Ripken card from the back.”

“I thought that was the only copy of the card we had?”

“Nah. We’ve got a couple dozen in the back.”

Hey, they did warn them.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.