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.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June '18 Card of the Month - White Scribble

June 2018 Card of the Month - The White Scribble (aka white airbrushed).

Beckett lists it as the #616C.  This was an early correction to the FF error.  Fleer used a light color to hide the original FF.  Not a very good job.  Many people consider this card the real 'Whiteout' version.  PSA once listed these in the same group as other 'Whiteout' cards - "Whited out Vulgarity".  A few years ago, they added the label 'Scribbled out in White' to this version. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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

This version was part of the regular 132 card sheets - not the complete Black Box sheets.  What's unique about this card is the Jagged White Line in the upper left corner.  This is the only version (besides the blue back glossy version) that has this.  So any card with this Jagged White Line was originally a Rounded Black Box.  Many 'authenticated' white out cards have this JWL.  Hmmm.