Monday, April 6, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020


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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2019 Comic Book with a nice look

Found a picture of this online.  It's an alternate "F*ck Face Variant" comic book cover released in May 2019.  Aberrant Season Two, Issue #2.  I don't know anything about the series but love the cover!  A nice tribute to the FF.

From actionlabcomics:  
ABERRANT was perhaps the last major comic series created inside Los Angeles pop culture bastion Meltdown Comics. The geekdom landmark sadly just announced it would be closing its doors after 25 trendsetting years.
David, a U.S. Army Special Operations Commander, distraught after losing his entire unit to a superhuman attack, wages an absolutely brutal one-man war on the eccentric billionaire and former superhero, Lance Cordrey, whom he believes is ultimately responsible. That is until Nelson Little, the head of a clandestine paramilitary outfit called Article 13, provides David with evidence that Cordrey may be a patsy, and David’s men were killed as part of a vast and twisted government/military conspiracy.

Syfy comic link

Friday, March 13, 2020

Black Box Hobby has a user with a common interest.  This is a website to buy custom T-Shirts, mugs, stickers etc.  Love the name:  Black Box Hobby.  Best of Luck.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

YouTube Channel - Weird Explorer

Special Thanks to Jared and his YouTube channel for doing an episode on the FF card.  He has over 80,000 subscribers!  Check it out below:

YouTube - Weird Explorer - SWEAR WORDS

Thursday, March 5, 2020

FF Tattoo

Thanks to Randy for sending me this picture (not his).  Someone got this tattooed.  WOW!  Looks great.  The artist is Jesse Kuzniarski (@jessek_tattoos) in Baltimore.  Amazing work!  Long live the FF!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

1988 Wire Photo

Picked up a cheap wire photo dated 4/23/1988.  It has the title "Frustration".  The Orioles started 1988 losing their first 21 games.  Manager Cal Sr. was fired after the first week and Billy began to wear his father's #7 jersey.  This photo is closely related to the 5/3/1988 cover of Sports Illustrated.  "I'm so mad.  What should I write on this bat?" 😅

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Signatures for Soldiers

Outstanding work by Tim Carroll (, Signatures For Soldiers (@Sigs4Soldiers), Bill Haelig & Bill Ripken for setting this up!  8x10" prints of Tim's recent FF art piece were signed by Billy and by Tim on the back (individually numbered to 20).  These sold out within hours and benefited Military Missions In Action (MMIA) for wounded military veterans.

Monday, February 3, 2020

FF signing!

Huge thanks to Bill Haelig for arranging a recent signing with Billy with the proceeds going to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.  This one will be a keeper!

Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Link

Saturday, January 25, 2020

New Ripken book "State of Play"

Due to be released in February 2020.  "State of Play:  The Old School Guide to New School Baseball" by Bill Ripken.  I'm sure there will be 10 chapters dedicated to the FF.....  😎

Amazon Link

"Advanced statistics and new terminology have taken hold of baseball today, but do they accurately reflect the reality of the game? A baseball lifer states his case."

About the Author
Bill Ripken is an MLB Network studio analyst, appearing on MLB Tonight and other programs. A twelve-year Major League veteran, he began his career in 1987 with the Baltimore Orioles and later played for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Detroit Tigers. Ripken and his brother, Cal Jr., run Ripken Baseball, which owns or operates four youth baseball complexes as well as The Aberdeen IronBirds, the Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. They also co-founded the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, which brings baseball to underprivileged communities. Ripken lives in Maryland.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Created a GIF!

Connecting to the previous post.  I got creative and made a GIF with Tim Carroll's project and a normal FF.  His work is AMAZING!  I see so many 1989 Fleer, Topps and Donruss cards!  No reprints etc.  Truly turned Junk Wax into a masterpiece.  Love it!
8 MB file to download.....!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A masterpiece from Tim Carroll

Amazing work by artist Tim Carroll!  The FF version (20" x 28") made completely from cut up baseball cards.  See more of his work at: