Billy only wore #7 during 1988. His father (Cal Sr. #7) was fired as manager only six games into that season. Since Cal Ripken Sr.'s death in 1999, no Oriole has worn that number.
The letters 'EBW' were added on the left sleeve to honor the passing of owner Edward B. Williams who passed away on August 13th, 1988. The FF card photo doesn't have those letters on the sleeve - indicating it was taken during the first of two trips the Orioles made to Boston in June of 1988.
Game program from the June 1988 Orioles series in Boston.