Ironclad Legacy: Cal Ripken Jr. Reflects on His Early Autographs and Growing Up in Baseball


Simply stated, Cal Ripken Jr. ranks near the top of any short list of the greatest and most impactful baseball players to ever step foot on the diamond. A revolutionary shortstop and a game changer in many ways, Ripken ushered in the era of the large shortstop – big, powerful and agile athletes that could field the incredibly difficult position and hit for power at the plate. Without him, we may have never seen larger athletes like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra and future generations attempt to play middle infield at the highest level. The Hall of Famer’s career…

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Tony Reid

From the time he was a little kid, Tony has been a huge sports fan. If he could play sports, watch sports and talk about sports it was a great day. From as early as he was drawn to sports, Tony was drawn to collecting sports cards. Not much has changed over the years. He collects RCs of star players in baseball, basketball and football. He also has a soft spot for first autographs of MMA stars. If you want to talk to Tony about the greatness of Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson or Ken Griffey, Jr. you can reach him at @reidrattlecage on all social media platforms.

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