Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cal Ripken, Jr. Test / Proof Cards

1990 Donruss
Aqueous Test #96
Cal Ripken, Jr. PSA 7

Many people have not heard of the Cal Ripken, Jr. test cards that exist.  A test card is simply a test of a machine or process by a baseball card manufacturer.  Often, these test cards are not intended for release to the public and are usually just meant to be seen by employees.  In some cases, they make it out the back door and into collector's hands.

Here are some of the more sought after Cal Ripken, Jr. test cards:
  • 1982 Fleer Test
  • 1986 MSA Jiffy Pop Promo
  • 1990 Donruss Aqueous Test
  • 1990 Donruss Blue/White Test Issue
  • 1992 Donruss Super DKs
  • 1993 Select Chase Stars Proofs
  • 1995 Fleer Extra Bases Game Test Samples
PSA has recently decided to authenticate the 1982 Fleer and 1990 Donruss Blue/White Test Cards.  I just sent my cards in for review and hope to have them encased soon as "Authentic" or possibly even graded!

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