Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fudge Face art by Brian Callaghan

Newly finished by artist Brian Callaghan.  This is a beautiful piece!  Prints and other items are available for purchase.
Check out his Instagram:
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Check out his online shop:
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Pickup - FF Double Die sheet

Nice pickup this month.  A near full 132 card sheet with a unique FF card on it!  It has a nice and (new to me) different Double Die pattern.  Lots of color shifts going on there.  Big thanks to Andy H!


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Tuff Stuff Magazine March 1989

Thanks to Kevin W. for sending me pictures of the March 1989 Tuff Stuff magazine.  Lots of great info from the early days of the FF craze.  Clicking on the article - you should be able to read it.  I also added the full size image to the "Articles" section.



Saturday, May 2, 2020

FF trash bin find

Took a chance on a super small picture.  It was low res and tiny but something caught my eye.  The gray borders appeared bigger - on all sides.  Card arrived and it was exactly what I thought - some sort of factory scrap (defect, throw away, trash bin material) cut by hand from a full or partial sheet.  FF on the front.  The back has the true defect - washed out ink.  Probably thrown out by someone in quality control and recovered by a trash bin diver in 1989.  Cheap pickup!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Passing of a FF Legend

Sad to hear the news that Leonard (Lenny) Helicher recently passed away.  He was the respected card dealer and probably the first true FF pioneer.  Lenny had some very unique and ultra rare FF items.  I always made it a point to connect with him at the National shows.  He was a friend and will be missed.
His family will be continuing to sell his collectibles on eBay under the ID justrite$.
JustRite$ eBay

Monday, April 6, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

Instagram

I joined Instagram last month!  A great way to share pictures of cards and connect with other collectors.  Long live the FF!

https://www.instagram.com/billripken_dot_com/