Cal Ripken Jr. may have been an August call-up in 1981, but his true rookie season was 1982 when he rightfully captured ROY honors. That's where this team-signed trio begins, and then it moves to the 1983 world-championship campaign.
1982: Light-to-medium-toned OAL (MacPhail), (27) mostly "7" signatures with Weaver, Palmer, Singleton, T. Martinez, Rayford, Lowenstein, Roenicke, Dempsey, Nolan, Davis, D. Martinez, Murray, Sakata, Flanagan, Hendricks, Boddicker, Dauer, McGregor, Stoddard, Bumbry, Miller, Williams, Rowe, Dwyer, Ripken Jr. (rookie), Palmer, Crowley.
1983 World Champions: Medium-toned OAL (MacPhail), (17) "6-7" signatures with Altobelli, Ford, Ripken Jr., Stoddard, Ayala (2), Lowenstein, Hendricks, Bumbry, Murray, Singleton, Dempsey, Dauer, Roenicke, Ripken Sr., 2 others.
1986: Medium-toned OAL (Brown), (33) "6-9" signatures with Weaver, Dwyer, F. Robinson, Snell, McGregor, Gutierrez, Aase, Rayford, Kinnunen, Murray, Habyan, Young, Flanagan, Ripken Jr. ("8" strength), Bordi, Sheets, Hendricks, Stefero, Boddicker, Bell, Rowe, Arnold, R. Jones, Crowley, Lynn, J. Williams, J. Bonilla, O. Jones, Nichols, Dixon, Lacy, 2 others.
Auction LOA from JSA.