1989 Fleer Bill Ripken #616 "F**k Face" Error Card - A Classic (FF error) - SportsCardsEDGE

1989 Fleer Bill Ripken #616 "F**k Face" Error Card - A Classic (FF error)

The Billy Ripken error baseball card is a collectible card featuring a photograph of former Major League Baseball player Billy Ripken that became infamous due to an error in the printing process. The card was produced by the Fleer Corporation in 1989 as part of its "Baseball's Best" set, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after cards in the set due to the error.

As a kid, there was no bigger scandal than when the 1989 Fleer baseball cards started showing up in kid's collections with obscene language snuck onto the bat handle!

Billy Ripken played for the Baltimore Orioles and several other teams during his career. In 1989, Fleer produced a series of baseball cards featuring a selection of the top players in the league, and Billy Ripken was included in the set. The card featured a photograph of Ripken in his Orioles uniform, along with his name, position, and team listed on the front.

However, the card became famous due to an "error" in the printing process (who doesn't think this was done intentionally by someone!). When the cards were printed, a small, obscene message was included on the knob of the bat that Ripken was holding in the photograph. The message, which read "F**k Face," was not visible on the original photograph, and it is unclear how it ended up on the card.

The error was not discovered until the cards were already on store shelves, and it quickly gained widespread attention. The cards became highly sought after by collectors, and they quickly became one of the most valuable and sought-after cards in the "Baseball's Best" set.

The Billy Ripken error card has remained a popular collectible in the decades since its release, and it has become one of the most famous sports cards of all time. It has been featured in numerous articles and television shows, and it has been the subject of much speculation and debate among collectors. Despite the notoriety of the error, Billy Ripken went on to have a successful career in baseball, and he is now remembered as one of the best players of his generation.

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