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Did you know … Fleer pulled Pedro Cerrano’s baseball card from its 1989 set while fixing the Billy Ripken FF error?

Did you know Fleer pulled this card from its 1989 baseball card set while fixing the Billy Ripken error?

Pedro Cerrano appeared on card No. 402 until someone spotted him and replaced him with Dave Clark. It was a change that was so subtle it didn’t even require a change to the alphabetical order on the checklist.

(We heard that Fleer’s CEO just couldn’t allow the Tribe’s voodoo warrior on a card — he thought it gave off the wrong impression to youngsters. Little did he know what was on the knob of Ripken’s bat. But then that’s all just an urban myth, anyway … right?)

And the late change explains the errant “rookie” notation on the front of Clark’s card  … the worker thought they all said that in the set.

Fools. They should have added Vaughn and Hayes to the set instead of dropping Pedro.

The Clark card is easy to find, but I’m told that the Cerrano card is a toughie. He gave me a handful because he was happy to see them before he taped one in his locker right above Jobu.

– Lou Brown


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