Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Saw-Cut Rack Pack

Love sealed rack packs with Saw-Cut versions showing.  Added this one to my collection:
I noticed the Atlanta Braves player behind the Ripken.  Normally, Brewers pitcher Chuck Crim is the card behind the Ripken in the sorting sequence.  I thought that maybe Saw-Cut versions were inserted where ever - not in a normal sequence.  I decided to look at other Saw-Cut rack packs and found Ted Simmons hiding (upside down) behind the Ripken on 3 of the 4 packs I own.  Of course, Chuck Crim (right side up) is on the other one.  Interesting that Saw-Cut cards ended up in a different sequence - at least part of the time.  Here is a picture of all 4 of my packs:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Autograph!

Big Thanks to Ken R. from GA!!!
He found this card in his collection and stumbled upon my website looking up information on it.
The card is signed by Steve Babineau.  The guy that snapped the FF photo!  Ken wanted me to have this card and I'm very grateful. 
It was signed during Spring Training in 1990.  "OOPS"

Saturday, January 21, 2017

PSA arrivals

Haven't sent PSA a group of cards in years.  Had a few that needed some attention.
Here are a couple of the results:
1)  FF w/ Black Double Die (offset ink)
2)  FF w/ Blue offsets

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Early Christmas

A HUGE thanks to Andrew Daviduk!  I was able to acquire a few HUGE cards for my FF collection this week.  Here are the two highlights:
1) Ultra Rare uncut or non-sawcut Circle Scribble.  This is the #2 version or "CS2" out of the 4 Circle Scribble varieties.  Only one I've ever seen without the factory sawcut!  I now have all 4 CS card varieties in both sawcut and non-sawcut form.

2) Super cool print freak FF card.  This one has the popular Jose Canseco 40/40 card #628 partially printed on top.  Someone probably found this while diving into a dumpster outside the Fleer plant.  This card is beautiful and certainly unique.  Both the FF and the #628 were located on the bottom middle of their respective factory sheets making it easy to see how this 'error' was made.
Needless to say, Andy will be making some of his rare collection available soon.  Please contact him directly at and visit his current eBay listings HERE

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December Pickup

2 months in a row - adding a FF rack pack.  This one is special.  Being a Griffey fan, I've always dreamed of finding an unopened rack pack with both the Griffey Rookie and the FF showing on top.  Dream came true!  Beautiful example of the Griffey next to the FF and all 3 cards facing the same direction.  The FF is even the center card!  Probably my pickup of the year.

Monday, November 28, 2016

November Pickup

Picked up a new rack pack this month.  It has 2 error cards showing on top - both the FF and the Kevin Romine which was corrected later on.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

1973 Kaline "Band-Aid" version

Ben N. brought this card to my attention.  I'd never seen it before.  1973 Topps Al Kaline.  This card had an early variation showing band-aids on Kaline's forehead.  I found this picture on Net54 showing potentially 3 versions - with the middle one being a airbrushed correction?  Tough variations to find!