Welcome to Ripken in the Minors, where Cal is always in the Minors! Launched on October 19, 2006, this site was developed in an effort to provide Ripken fans and collectors with information on Cal's baseball cards produced while in the Minor Leagues. From Bluefield to Rochester, this is your minor league home for all things Cal Ripken, Jr. On this site you will find information about the 4 minor league sets that produced a card of Cal Ripken, Jr.:
1) 1980 WBTV Charlotte O's Team Issue (Blue)
2) 1980 Charlotte O's Police Issue (Orange)
3) 1981 TCMA Rochester Red Wings
4) 1981 WTF Rochester Red Wings
Information can be very tough to find on these team sets. With that being said, this site was developed in an effort to provide information received from other Ripken collectors and from personal experiences and research. It is our hope that visitors to this site will also pass on any information they have to be shared with fellow collectors.
In addition to information about Cal's minor league cards, you will receive information on how to differentiate between an authentic and counterfeit 1980 WBTV Charlotte O's Ripken and 1981 WTF Rochester Ripken. You will also find pictures and video clips from Cal's minor league career.