Cal Ripken Jr Autographed Baseball. Signed in blue pen across the sweet spot of an official American League Bobby Brown baseball. Item is authenticated by Rich Altman's Hollywood Collectibles and will be accompanied with a COA from Hollywood Collectibles. Cal Ripken Jr is a retired 3rd baseman/ shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2008. He is best known as the Iron Man, for having played 2632 consecutive games, breaking Lou Gehrig's previous record of 2130 games.