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IronMan's 1994 Suburban Up For Auction

Cal Ripken drove a black Chevy Suburban regularly in the mid-to-late-90s. It can be yours.

For superstitious folks, it was the star player's ride the last time the Orioles were in the playoffs.

For baseball fanatics, it's 's former gameday car.

A 1994 Suburban that Ripken drove from his Baltimore County home to Oriole Park at Camden Yards regularly in the latter part of his career is up for auction.

The vehicle—since updated—was used during the weeks leading up to his record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game in Sept. 1995. He used it in the playoff years of 1996 and 1997, too.

Now, Ripken is selling the truck. It can be yours.

You can bid here.

A winning bid also comes with airfare and lodging and admission to an exclusive Sept. 5 gala at Sports Legends. The event will honor Ripken and teammate Eddie Murray.

In a statement, Ripken said: "Kelly and I thought that the time was right and we thought it would be a fun way to celebrate the streak in light of the wonderful honor the Orioles are bestowing on me this year. We have been very focused on helping kids and building fields and the funds raised from the sale of this truck will help us continue to do that. We had many great times in the Suburban and the memories will last forever. I hope that enthusiatic baseball fans and collectors will view this as a very unique piece of memorabilia."

The estimated price range for the package is $50,000—and as of Thursday afternoon, the bid had surpassed half that value.

Bidding—through Hunt Auctions—will close at 8 p.m. on August 28.

TELL US: Are you going to bid on the truck? Leave a comment.

Dave August 17, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I think you guys are a "joke". What's with all the hatred for one of the last professional sports players who actually stayed with his hometown team for his entire career? When I grew up and played baseball, I always played with the number 8 on my jersey. Am I gonna bid on an 18 yr old 'burban, hell no. But, I don't get you guys using this forum to bash Cal and how much he does or does not care about his mother, his community, or "the children".
Ryan August 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Why is everyone so mad at Cal? He is basically giving his car to charity and he is smart enough to know the charity will make a lot more money by auctioning off the car and a meet and greet rather then the Kelly Blue Book Value of an old Suburban with 120k miles. Also, I do not think he is using the few thousand dollars he makes of this to build a new Ripken complex (similar to the one in Aberdeen), but instead building multiple fields that a lot of people can use. I think everyone needs to take a chill pill, and realize we are lucky to have such an icon as Cal to still be helping our community.
JAM August 17, 2012 at 06:07 PM
So many haters. Why pick on his mom's car. Maybe she likes her car. I drove a 20 year old camry 250k+ miles until it would not go anymore. I could afford a new car but I just didn't see the point of buying a new car until I had too. I can also afford a much bigger and fancier house too. Just because you have money doesn't mean you have to wear it on your sleeve. Also, you don't know what is going on behind the scenes of his mom's kidnapping case. I am sure he would have offered more reward if he thought it would make a difference. He does do a lot for the community but there are always people who say it is not enough - how ungracious!
RARE MARYLAND INDEPENDENT August 18, 2012 at 04:02 AM
It has not been a good last few months for Cal. It appears that the Orioles have solid management in place and are moving in the right direction. His plan of coming in as the "hero" of the organization will not happen. I don't know if he was qualified to run an organization anyway. In addition, they have called up a young ballplayer that is exciting the town with his play. The honoring of many former Oriole greats remind us of how great these players were in comparison to Cal. Face it, Cal is moving from legend to oh yeah, he played here a long time ago. The classic Cal rehearsed answers are very tiring and boring. But just when you think he has finally faded off into the sunset, here comes another grasp for media attention. Expect him to auction off his underwear and cup if the Orioles stay in contention just to keep his name out there.
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