NonSports Forum
Welcome to These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. . Contact the moderator at should you have any questions or concerns. When you click on links to eBay on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network. Enjoy!
T206s on eBay
Babe Ruth Cards on eBay
t206 Ty Cobb on eBay
Ty Cobb Cards on eBay
Lou Gehrig Cards on eBay
Baseball T201-T217 on eBay
Baseball E90-E107 on eBay
T205 Cards on eBay
Baseball Postcards on eBay
Goudey Cards on eBay
Baseball Memorabilia on eBay
Baseball Exhibit Cards on eBay
Baseball Strip Cards on eBay
Baseball Baking Cards on eBay
Sporting News Cards on eBay
Play Ball Cards on eBay
Joe DiMaggio Cards on eBay
Mickey Mantle Cards on eBay
Bowman 1951-1955 on eBay
Football Cards on eBay

Go Back Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2017, 07:52 AM
roarfrom34 roarfrom34 is offline
Bill H@e1ig
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,522
Default Ripken's Consecutive Game Streak Started 35 Years Ago Today

Today (May 30th) marks the 35th Anniversary of the first game of Cal Ripken's legendary consecutive game streak. It was a Sunday afternoon game @ Memorial Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays & I'm sure the fans in attendance that day didn't realize that they were witnessing baseball history. A few years ago I was fortunate to obtain a set of the lineup cards from that game from one of the Memorial Stadium umpire attendants (who was ahead of his time in saving these sort of things):

Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 11:37 AM
parker1b2's Avatar
parker1b2 parker1b2 is offline
J0n@th@n P@rker
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 492

Those are awesome. Great historic lineup cards.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 12:34 PM
baseball tourist's Avatar
baseball tourist baseball tourist is offline
Chris Wood
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,707

Originally Posted by parker1b2 View Post
Those are awesome. Great historic lineup cards.
Agreed! I never looked up the streak starting date but always thought it was a jays home game. Good to get that corrected in my mind....except that at my age, I will prob forget it again in 30 mins!
Looking for Toronto baseball items. Please contact me at
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 01:34 PM
Stampsfan's Avatar
Stampsfan Stampsfan is offline
Bob Davies
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,124

I suddenly feel old.
Successful transactions on Net54 with balltrash, greenmonster66; Peter_Spaeth; robw1959; Stetson_1883; boxcar18; Blackie
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2017, 06:31 PM
mcgwirecom's Avatar
mcgwirecom mcgwirecom is offline
R@nda!! H@hn
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hatboro, Pa
Posts: 1,040

Saw this ball in the Babe Ruth Museum....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg rip1st.jpg (77.5 KB, 76 views)
My life didn't turn out the way I expected...Roy Hobbs

Baseball's hard. You can love it but it doesn't always love you back. It's like dating a German chick...
Billy Bob Thornton-Bad News Bears
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2017, 09:05 PM
Trublubrucru Trublubrucru is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 49
Default Update on the streak- Game 8

Here's my experience with the streak 35 years later. #8's game 8

Dateline- June 8, 1982 Milwaukee County Stadium, Sundance Photo Camera Nite
I was fortunate enough to have my mom take me to photo night for the '82 Brewers when I was 13 years old. I excitedly dragged her from player to player to get a quick pic and then hustle to another.It was surreal meeting all the players that I loved to watch. I got pics with 23 players and coaches in less than the alotted 45 minutes( no Molitor or Yount, their lines were 20 minutes long). With about 5 minutes left we started to exit the field in front of the visitor's dugout and then......
The Baltimore Orioles started filing into the dugout right in front of me. Rick Dempsey, Eddie Murray hopping up next to me to survey the crowd, Ken Singleton prepping a bat. I grabbed the Kodak a snapped some pics. Then I asked a blue-eyed rookie who was working on his glove in the corner to pose for a pic. Sure. No click. He smiled and waited for me to advance the film. CLICK. Maybe the coolest shot I ever took. Cal Ripken Jr. before Game 8 of the streak in the dugout. Then I unbelievably took a big step, gave my camera to my mom and went into the dugout and sat next to Cal.( wish she took a pic of that!) We chatted for a minute about him eating sunflower seeds instead of chew(even back then). I had a blank American League ball that I brought and had him sign it, and then I started down the dugout for some others. Other kids saw this and started to enter too. When I got to Eddie Murray, he yelled at the usher to "get these kids outta here". It was over like that. I waved at Cal and said thanks, he smiled and nodded. I was floating on air. Meeting my Brewers on the field and the Orioles in the dugout was more than I ever imagined. Cal played third that night and hit career homer #4 too.
I didn't know Cal at the time, but I followed him and was so excited when he was named rookie of the year.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 018.jpg (46.4 KB, 39 views)
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2017, 09:28 PM
Trublubrucru Trublubrucru is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 49

Better pic
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 020.jpg (40.2 KB, 38 views)
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2017, 02:08 AM
tjb1952tjb's Avatar
tjb1952tjb tjb1952tjb is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 707
Default Rookie Cal.......

Very cool story..........memories you'll cherish forever. Good to hear Cal was so nice to you, and took the time to sign your baseball and converse. Eddie Murray...........well, that's a different story.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Game Used & Signed Clemens 20K and Ripken Streak Balls SOLD quinnsryche Autographs & Game Used B/S/T 1 10-09-2016 05:30 PM
77 years ago today - Gehrig's streak ends bdecsports Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 22 05-06-2016 09:52 PM
Lou Gehrig Consecutive Game Streak Ticket Shoeless Moe Ebay, Auction and other Venues Announcement- B/S/T 1 03-01-2014 05:10 AM
6 -1996 Unused Orioles vs Yankee Tickets of Cal Ripken Jr,Consecutive Game Streak GALYSPORTS Baseball Memorabilia B/S/T 0 08-10-2013 06:47 AM
Joe DiMaggio 56-game hitting streak ended 70 years ago today... BlueDevil89 Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 19 07-18-2011 11:12 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:03 PM.

ebay GSB