By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
When 2012 Topps Archives arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday, some collectors will start getting their hands on a unique card that someone else already laid a hand on.
Cal Ripken Jr. to be exact.
As one of the inclusions in the multi-decade, multi-design throwback set, there will be 100 Touched By Greatness autograph cards that feature a signature from baseball’s ironman as well as an inked hand print from a Franklin batting glove that Ripken wore to do his “other inking.”
Ironclad Authentics was, well, on-hand to document the process. Check it out in a video after the jump.
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