Dear Babe: There is a lot of discussion on some hobby boards about an autographed insert in the 1993 Bicycle Aces playing cards. A friend has an original display that states that one deck in the display has an autographed card of Greg Maddux, Terry Pendleton, Cal Ripken Jr. or Fred McGriff. Of course, this begs the question of whether each player has an autographed card or if there is one from among the four players. In particular, I am wondering how many of the Ripken autographs there were. Allegedly a signed Ripken sold for several thousand. -- Chris Dishmam, Nashville, Tenn.The big news here is that it looks as if Maddux can be added to the list of those who signed cards. Previously, we've said that Cal Ripken Jr., Terry Pendleton and Fred McGriff signed cards for this release. Beckett's Almanac of Baseball Cards notes that there is little info on these cards, with no numbers on how many each player signed. If the display shows Maddux, then he probably signed some cards as well. Beckett will probably be happy to add that to the Almanac.