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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Website mention ''

Nice write up on the #616 FF card: - LINK

Jan. '18 Card of the Month - Black Box w/ Square left edge

Had  someone suggest making a 'Card of the Month' post.  Not sure if I'll remember to do it every month but here goes.....

Not in any particular order.  First card to spotlight is the Black Box w/ Straight left edge.  First of the Black Box creations.  Less common that the Rounded Black Box varieties but doesn't command a premium.  I even found one with a factory saw-cut on it.  Only one I've seen like this.

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Pickup for 2018

Something new for 2018.  Just picked up this 12 card strip with a Rounded Black Box w/ Jagged upper left white line.  First time having one of these versions with the color bar bottom.  Cheap fun!

F-Face Saw-cut strip

Big thanks to Brian K. for his generous donation of this 12 card strip of '89 Fleer that includes a FF version with the factory sawcut notch at the bottom.