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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Historic Ripken vehicle to be auctioned

The vehicle that Cal Ripken Jr. drove for several years during his legendary career is being auctioned by him and his wife Kelly, according to a news release.


Cal Ripken Jr. (Ronald Martinez - Getty Images)
The winning bidder will be invited to attend the Sports Legends Museum Gala on Sept. 5 where Ripken and fellow Hall of Famer Eddie Murray will be honored and to Ripken’s statue unveiling on Sept. 6.

Hunt Auctions will oversee the transaction and estimates the vehicle’s value at more than $50,000. The auction will close to initial bidding at 8 p.m. on Aug. 28.

Ripken will personally hand over the keys to his 1994 Chevy Suburban, which he drove to Oriole Park on Sept. 5, 1995 the night he tied Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record, and on Sept. 6, 1995 when he broke the same record.

The Suburban will be on display for fans at Miller Brothers Chevrolet in Ellicott City until Sept. 6.

Ripken says he hopes “that enthusiastic baseball fans and collectors will view this as a very unique piece of memorabilia,” according to the release.

By Malu Banuelos  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2012

 
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