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