I am always concerned about the older SB COAs as they were alot like Nicholas Burczyk ones. They can proliferate especially when it comes to EBAY. There really is no check and balance of COA to the Item. The newer ones as depicted here at least now name the individual on the item but is it this item.
http://sportscardinfo.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/another-note-on-scor... (case in point from about a year ago on the older ones)
here is a Tri-Star Ripken. While there are similarities there are also some differences as well;
It's good to be cautious. I sent this to one of our experts, who thinks it's real.
But don't chew on it or you'll destroy its value.