Saw-Cut or 'Slit' versions. Sheets of cards were cut at the factory and marked for destruction. The Ripken card was located on the bottom row of the 132-card sheets, making it easy to cut. Saw-Cuts weren't all destroyed and many (MANY) made it into packs. Nearly every version of this card can be found with a Saw-Cut counterpart - including one Black Box (square edge) card that I have seen.
|A few of these cut cards have been found on the top of packs (shown are the FF, White Scribble and Black Scribble w/ Loop). The location and length of cuts vary. Some stretch up to Ripken's neck, others are barely noticable at the bottom. A few cards have been found with multiple (2-3) blade cuts.|