Sunday, September 17, 2023

2021 Topps Museum 1/1 Canvas?

Excited to pickup this "1 of 1" FF piece.  Licensed by Topps.  Unique item for the 2021 Topps Museum Canvas Collection.  Drawn by Gary Kezele who has done several of these for the major card companies.  Sports and non-sports like Star Wars etc.  Beautiful work by a popular artist.

Obviously, this card was never in a 2021 Topps pack.  Selected artists are sent blank "1 of 1" cards to work with and sell.  This is how Topps (and others) compensate these artists.  

Below is the 'selected' Ripken canvas reproduction card from the 2021 set by artist Josh Trout.

Gary Kezele - Instagram

Gary Kezele - Threads 

Friday, September 1, 2023

New White Scribble Pickup

 New White Scribble Pickup!  Only the 2nd time I've seen the saw-cut on the left side of the bat knob.  Neat little print dot on the letter B too.  Something different for the collection.

Friday, August 18, 2023

New FF Pickup. FF cut from sheet.

 Newish pickup this summer.  Oversized FF card cut from a sheet of cards.  Probably saved from a trash can or dumpster in 1989.  Zoomed in to find a decent blue ink offset too.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

"Hug Face" by Alex Pardee 2023 Comic Con

 Newly released for the 2023 San Diego Comic Con.  Artist Alex Pardee links the FF to the Alien movie franchise with these "Hug Face" creations.  Commander Kane was the first victim in the movie after being attacked by a 'facehugger' alien.  Shown here are the original HF version and a 'Acid Drop' variety.

Instagram:  LINK


Friday, July 7, 2023

CSG grades a FF "Mystery" card

 Another one slips past the experts.  Currently a CSG 9 FF is up on eBay.  After closer examination - it's a FF "Mystery" card.  Not an original FF error.  

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Custom FF figures

 Courtesy of Patrick's Custom Painting.  Great artistic work!  

Instagram Link 

Lego Baseball Figures, Super7 Baseball Superstar and McFarlane action figure - all done to match the 1989 Fleer FF card.  Even the knobs of the bats were done!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Fakes and more Fakes! BEWARE!

 Too many fakes being created.  Here is a current eBay listing featuring a FAKE White Scribble - "authenticated by PSA" and a FAKE FF with a FAKE signature.  

 The 'PSA' White Scribble is a FAKE card placed in a FAKE slab (note the missing PSA embossed logos) with a FAKE flip using a serial number from a real PSA 8 WS......

Buyer Beware!

 eBay listing has been removed!  Seller's ID was pacestrading