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Ripped Rip cards


Well-known member
Aug 7, 2008
As a player collector, I theoretically would have paid a lot for it either way, probably the same amount. It's a 1/1 card and I would have no thought of ripping it, so it wouldn't really matter to me what's inside, I'm never going to see it. I get that it would still hold that potential value if I ever sold it, but it wouldn't be a big factor in deciding a bid. And the damage created by ripping it...well, I don't think condition standards really apply in this case, at least for the damage on the rip zone. It's pretty much all there, at least, ripped reasonably cleanly. I've seen some that look like they had an Alien embedded in them.

I think a lot of people tend to think the lower-numbered rip cards have the better inserts in them. It would make sense but there's no basis to believe that. Looking at the Topps Rip 1/1 Alonso guy's sales, he had 4 Rip cards, and he ripped them all. He got about $180, less fees, for all of them. The big one was $101 for an Ohtani auto. It doesn't say which insert came from which card, but altogether I think he may have done just as well or better leaving the 1/1 sealed. Although Alonso is way down this year, hard to say.


Active member
May 28, 2009
I’m totally with you, I would have still bought a ripped Puckett all things equal. It should also sell for less ripped than a un-ripped Puckett as well, so that’s a benefit. I just wouldn’t have been able to personally rip a 1/1 card myself regardless of player...

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Aug 7, 2008
Norfolk Va.
Inspired by this thread, I grabbed a random lot of the 1998 Zenith for no other reason than to open them, or most of them. I am paying a hair over $1 per card, delivered. This is probably going to be a losing proposition, but I don't open packs anymore, so this will provide a little ripping excitement I hardly ever get anymore.

I see 2 Frank Thomas & 2 Mike Piazza, so I may have to spare those. Can't bring myself to harm Dodgers and Frank Thomas! There is some sort of parallel card too (possibly 2) and that Williams in the corner looks different, foil-like, but that may just be camera flash tricking me too.

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Should be fun old stuff can be good luck If you get the right epix card you will be in there.

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