Saturday, February 8, 2020

Signatures for Soldiers

Outstanding work by Tim Carroll (, Signatures For Soldiers (@Sigs4Soldiers), Bill Haelig & Bill Ripken for setting this up!  8x10" prints of Tim's recent FF art piece were signed by Billy and by Tim on the back (individually numbered to 20).  These sold out within hours and benefited Military Missions In Action (MMIA) for wounded military veterans.

Monday, February 3, 2020

FF signing!

Huge thanks to Bill Haelig for arranging a recent signing along with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.  This one will be a keeper!

Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Link

Saturday, January 25, 2020

New Ripken book "State of Play"

Due to be released in February 2020.  "State of Play:  The Old School Guide to New School Baseball" by Bill Ripken.  I'm sure there will be 10 chapters dedicated to the FF.....  😎

Amazon Link

"Advanced statistics and new terminology have taken hold of baseball today, but do they accurately reflect the reality of the game? A baseball lifer states his case."

About the Author
Bill Ripken is an MLB Network studio analyst, appearing on MLB Tonight and other programs. A twelve-year Major League veteran, he began his career in 1987 with the Baltimore Orioles and later played for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Detroit Tigers. Ripken and his brother, Cal Jr., run Ripken Baseball, which owns or operates four youth baseball complexes as well as The Aberdeen IronBirds, the Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. They also co-founded the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which brings baseball to underprivileged communities. Ripken lives in Maryland.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Created a GIF!

Connecting to the previous post.  I got creative and made a GIF with Tim Carroll's project and a normal FF.  His work is AMAZING!  I see so many 1989 Fleer, Topps and Donruss cards!  No reprints etc.  Truly turned Junk Wax into a masterpiece.  Love it!
8 MB file to download.....!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A masterpiece from Tim Carroll

Amazing work by artist Tim Carroll!  The FF version (20" x 28") made completely from cut up baseball cards.  See more of his work at:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

1989 Press Photo find

A random FF search turned up a 8x10 press photo that caught my eye.  I knew I had seen that picture before!  I rifled through my stack of 1989 newspaper photocopies and found it.  From the February 5th, 1989 Syracuse Sunday paper.  The photo also appeared in syndicate papers across upstate NY.  Nice to see the writer's name on the back too.  I reached out to Bob Snyder and he recalled the article and mentioned his brother still has their baseball card collection from the 60s-70s. 

Black Box rack pack

Picked up a nice square side Black Box rack pack.  All 3 cards facing the same direction!  Cheap addition.