What: Candy Digital, a next-generation brand engagement platform, today announced its collection launch with Cal Ripken Jr., featuring digital collectibles showcasing memorabilia and events from his legendary 21-season career with the Baltimore Orioles. For the very first time, Cal Ripken Jr. is offering a unique opportunity for collectors and fans to acquire rare digital memorabilia from his personal collection. It will feature limited edition packs that include digital 3D memorabilia scans coupled with video clips of major career highlights*, varying in rarity. A few notable offerings from the collection include:
- Exclusive videos from original broadcast highlights from Cal’s 3000th hit
- The official game ball and glove that secured the final out in the 1983 World Series
- Footage of his 2001 home run hit during his 19th and final All-Star Game appearance
- Highlights from Cal Ripken Jr.'s final home game ceremony in Baltimore, on October 6, 2001 & more.
When: The collection will go on sale Tuesday, November 28 at 1 p.m. ET and run until Tuesday, December 19 at 5 p.m. ET.
Who: Cal Ripken Jr., nicknamed the “Iron Man”, was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles during his career from 1981-2001. Cal has become a symbol of determination and passion in the world of baseball and sports. He is known for breaking the major league record for playing the most consecutive games with a grand total of 2,632 games in a row. Ripken is also regarded as one of the greatest shortstops in baseball history and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
This is the second collection released from Cal and Candy Digital. The first collection in the partnership was The Cal Ripken Jr. Rookie Collection which honored his first season in 1982 when he won the Rookie of the Year award. This first collection sold out in less than 1 minute.
"Continuing this wonderful partnership with Candy Digital is a unique and fun way to connect with other baseball fans and share some of my favorite career moments. As a Baltimore area kid, I grew up as a fan of the Orioles and then was lucky enough to spend my entire career with my hometown team,” said Cal Ripken Jr. “Now thanks to the amazing technology behind digital collectibles, some of the moments I shared in person with fans all those years ago can be shared once again. From receiving the MVP Award in 1983 to that home run in 1993 that gave me the most ever homers by a shortstop, these moments can be preserved and shared with fans in a whole new way. The first collection I partnered with Candy Digital on focused on 1982, my rookie season. This newest collection allows me to share more memories from my personal collection. I am excited to relive and rediscover these moments with baseball fans everywhere!”
Candy Digital is an official digital collectible partner of the world’s leading brands, including Major League Baseball, NASCAR, Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, Getty Images and more.
About Candy Digital:Candy Digital is a next-generation fan experience platform that connects people to their passions in sports, entertainment and culture. Candy Digital’s team of world-class digital artists, designers, and technologists work with forward-thinking brands to create digital experiences that reimagine the future of fandom.
Candy Digital is backed by a diversified group of leading technology investors, including Galaxy Digital, ConsenSys Mesh, HENI and 10T Holdings. In 2023, Candy Digital was nominated for the Sports Business Tech Awards for best in web3.
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*All highlight clips are shared at the exclusive permission of the Major League Baseball Archive.