The 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken card is still legendary to kids who came of age in the era.
Enough years have passed that the furor over one particular card in the 1989 Fleer baseball set is easily forgotten.
Long before memorabilia cards, $300 per pack products and eBay came Bill Ripken. The profanity written on the knob of his bat became legendary to the legions of kids who collected during the era.
Now, those youngsters have grown up. Some are still collecting and others are writing the occasional column about the scandalous situation and Fleer’s attempts to rectify the issue.
Yes, it seems 1989 is now nostalgic.
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