Did you have that special Billy Ripken baseball card?

December 10, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

If you’re already smiling, you probably did have that 1989 Fleer “special” Billy Ripken baseball card with the special knob of the bat.

I was a MAJOR baseball card collector, trader and dealer as a kid. I still think baseball cards from one’s childhood are the greatest asset any grown man can obtain. The error cards and the rookie cards are always a lot of fun.

But there was only one Ripken “error” card. So was it an “error”? Billy Ripken came clean with cnbc’s Darren Rovell. Now you know the rest of the story…