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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A few new pickups

3 new additions this week. 

1)  Square edge Black Box with a large autograph.
2)  Badly off centered Loop Scribble w/ Saw-Cut.  Makes the cut seem even longer!
3)  FF with a longer far left cut.  Probably the furthest to the left cut I've seen.

No new versions but something different for the collection.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fleer case numbers revisited

Thanks to Mike for reaching out to me about sealed factory case he owns.  The case is a 8 box cello case with all the standard markings but has an odd date code.  11089.  Doing some Googling I found pictures of other similar cases.  One has the exact same code. 

These cases appear to be very late run (Spring 1989) Grocery Store Display cello cases.   Supposedly inside is a Gary Carter cutout for display.

I can't explain the 5 digit codes on these but they do appear to be 1989 Fleer baseball.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Recent Pickup. Black Box with Dots

New pickup this month.  A round Black Box version with a print dot on the small letter N, a Red/Yellow dot on the bill of the hat and a white swirl mark on the back.  Not a new version, but a nice new variation of a standard Black Box card.