Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New Pickup - FF w/ Yellow & red offset

Thanks to Joey for trading me this nice new addition.  FF version with a really good yellow & red offset.  PSA 9 is a plus.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sep. '18 Card of the Month - Circle Scribble (Semi-Airbrushed)

Sep. '18 Card of the Month - Circle Scribble (Semi-Airbrushed)

Time for some rare versions!  This is the card I've referred to as the 'Circle Scribble'.  I've also seen it referred to as the 'Semi-Airbrushed' scribble.  It appears to be a black circular airbrush pattern over the FF.  There appear to be 4 distinct variations of this card as well - all with varying levels of coverage and color.  All 4 of these have been found with and without factory saw-cuts. 
These versions are needles in the haystack.  Tough to find!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hagerstown Suns Bobblehead

Nice to see the Hagerstown Suns (Class A affiliate of the Nationals) gave away these bobbleheads on August 17th.  The smiley face is a nice touch.
Beckett Link

Monday, August 13, 2018

Pickup - FF tri-color Double Die w/ Dots

Picked up this beauty a few weeks ago.  FF card with a nice 'tri-color' double die and a unique pattern of print dots on the back.  Cheap fun!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Recent Pickups

Found a couple nice FF sawcut cards with similar 'slanted' cuts.  I've seen a few of these - all with the same length.  Unfortunately, I traded away a matching cut that went through the bat knob many years ago.  Exactly in between these 2 cuts - RATS.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug. '18 Card of the Month - Black Box (rounded left side w/ Straight white line)

August '18 Card of the Month - Black Box (rounded left side w/ Straight white line)

Similar to May's card of the month - this Black Box version features the Rounded upper left corner of the box.  What makes it different is the straight (not jagged) upper left vertical white line.  These Black Box cards were produced in bulk as a way to catch up and replace the FF cards that were removed earlier.  In fact, they had there own dedicated 132 card sheets at the factory.

Monday, July 2, 2018

July '18 Card of the Month - Scribble w/ Loop

July 2018 Card of the Month - Black Scribble with 'Loop' or Partial F.

Of the 3 basic black scribble variations - I'd consider this the #2 on the list.  A mild correction to the first basic black scribble that included the first large letter F.  It appears to be an attempt to somewhat hide the F.  What is left is a partial F or a 'Loop' pattern.  I've attached a combined GIF file (3.5 MB) showing the transformation of a 3 of these 'basic' black scribble versions.