Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. (1960-), nicknamed “The Iron Man” is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman. Ripken holds the record for consecutive games played, 2,632, surpassing Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 that had stood for 56 years and that many deemed unbreakable. In 2007, he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Some toning on the ball. Signed Gene Budig ball. COA from JSA and case are included.