This replica is a miniature of the eight-foot bronze "Ironman" statue in his now famous pose, saluting the fans at Camden Yards the night of "2131", was unveiled outside the Aberdeen Md. Ripken Museum on April 2, 1997. The statue was sculpted by Baltimore artist Susan Luery and shows Ripken standing with one hand raised and one hand resting on his hip. Then, Jim McMahan, president of the Museum, said the monument stands as a testament to the generosity of Ripken. In cooperation with the Tufton Group Inc., which handles his business affairs, Ripken paid for the statue valued at over $100,000.