October 4, 2001 Cal Ripken Game-Used Base and Signed Ball 
Lot Number 316
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On the evening of October 6, 2001 the baseball world and city of Baltimore bid a fond farewell to their “Iron Man”, Cal Ripken Jr. Presented is a dated October 4, 2001 commemorative game-used first base that was used during the final series against the Boston Red Sox. This regulation Schutt base displays a stamped representation of Ripken waving to his adoring fans along with his playing dates. Directly to the right of the image is a black sharpie autograph of the Hall of Famer grading an (“8”). On the front side of the base is the tightly affixed plastic placard of the Orioles trademark while the right portion is adorned by Ripken’s uniform #8. Naturally, the base exhibits extensive game soiling and other usage. Also present is a single-signed Ripken Jr. commemorative OML baseball. This sphere is etched on the sweet spot in blue ink and carries Last Game as an inscription (“10”). The ball is serially numbered #5/2632 (coincidentally Ripken’s minor league number in honor of Brooks Robinson), and both signatures come with an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications 
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