For those who grew up around 30 years ago, it remains a childhood icon. For everyone else, it’s still one of the hobby’s most recognizable cards. The 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken F***Face turned into a national story and offered some measure of immortality to Cal’s brother.
In his latest ‘For Keeps’ podcast focused on all types of collectibles, David Peterkovsky chatted with Jon Pederson, who created the definitive website on the card, and with Steve Babineau, a photographer who shot the famous photo on a Friday night at Fenway Park 30 years ago.
While Billy Ripken later admitted later that he wrote the words on the bat, the 36-minute podcast is still a fun trip to the past. Listen below.
Check out current prices for the card –and the variations on eBay here.