Friday, April 13, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April '18 Card of the Month - Scribble w/ No F

April 2018 card of the month - Black Scribble w/ No F
I've seen it also referred to as the 'Lite Loop' or 'Airbrushed F' version.  Of the 3 most common black scribble versions - this is likely the less common of them.  Probably one final attempt at obscuring the FF with a scribble before the Black Boxes arrived.  I've seen a few saw-cut versions as well.


Monday, April 2, 2018

Puck Face Beer?

Stumbled upon this today.  Can't believe I didn't see it sooner.

PUCK FACE BEER LINK

Beckett ran the article in 2016.  RaR Brewing in Maryland is selling 'sour' PUCK FACE beer!  Haven't tried one yet - but will someday.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Mar. '18 Card of the Month - Glossy Black Box

March 2018 Card of the Month - The Glossy/Tin set #616.  Only the rounded Black Box w/ Jagged white line can be found.  Glossy front and Blue 'Collector's Edition' back.  Relatively difficult to find well centered.  Cards only came in factory sealed metal tins - complete sets in a metal case.  I've read online that about 30,000 may have been produced.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Recent odd ball pickups

Picked up these 2 recently.  Nothing too special but different.
1)  F-Scribble card with a odd red ink mark on the hat
2) Black Box with a red/yellow 'bullseye' mark on the Orioles logo.



Monday, February 12, 2018

Feb. '18 Card of the Month - Black Scribble w/ F

Card of the month for February 2018.  The Black Scribble w/ F.
Likely the most common of the scribbled out varieties.  I've seen this card listed as 'scratched out' or 'blacked out' too.  One of the first correction attempts for the original F-Face card.  Scribbles, in general, are undervalued.  Not rare, but certainly more scarce than Black Box corrections or even the F-Face cards.  This scribble version clearly shows the first letter F.  A correction, but not a very good cover up job.
Shown here with a double factory sawcut.