Thursday, December 22, 2022

Dec '22 Pickup #2!

 Another new pickup for December.  Just a regular Black Box with a couple oddball print dots and a black ink shift on the back.  Something different for the collection.  Cheap addition!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

New FF Pickup Dec '22!

 Added this FF saw-cut recently.  Not the best condition, but has a somewhat unique factory saw-cut touching and ending on the knob of the bat.  I think this is a new addition for me.... 😕

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

CS2 in a trade!

 Huge thanks to FF friend Mark for trading me this Circle Scribble w/ saw-cut (CS2)!  

Sunday, October 23, 2022

New Post from Woodward Sports

 Found on Instagram today.  The FF - Always in the news...😅  Courtesy of

LINK to Article


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Oct. '22 New Pickups

 Here are a couple recent pickups.  Oddballs.  

1)  FF Saw-Cut with the furthest Left cut I've seen.  Touches the gray border.

2)  Diamond Cut Scribble w/ F Saw-Cut

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Odd Podcast w/ Joe Parisi (featuring the FF!)

Published yesterday.  The latest episode of Joe Parisi's "The Odd Podcast" - featuring the FF!

One hour of great listening.  Thanks Joe!

LINK to Podcast! 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Artist Creation: FF Wood Burned Art

 Courtesy of Ian Mckesson  

A new wood burned & painted art creation featuring the FF!

Check out all of his work!  


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

'77 Topps Star Wars C-3PO "Golden Rod"

 A little drift from the FF.  Here is an article from 2019 that I forgot to post earlier.  The 1977 Star Wars C-3PO "Error" card.  A interview with actor Anthony Daniels about this card:



Thursday, August 4, 2022

FF Mystery Cards slip past the experts (again)

 A couple FF "Mystery" cards popped up on eBay recently.  Nothing new here but these are Graded and or Authenticated by PSA.  Based on the prices these sold for - the buyers knew what they were getting.  They sold for roughly twice what a normal PSA 9 would sell for.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

July '22 FF Pickup

 New pickup this month.  Regular FF saw-cut.  The cut, however, is the furthest left/medium cut I've seen (edit: until Sept '22).  Nice addition to the collection!  

Monday, June 20, 2022

Added LA Times article from 1989

 Thanks to Donovan for sending me this 1989 (January?) Los Angeles Times FF newspaper clipping.  I added it to the 'Articles' section today.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

May 2022 Pickups

 Picked up a couple 'new' cards this month.  Nothing really special - just nice additions.

1)  Black Scribble w/ Loop with a super small saw-cut.  

2)  FF with a slight doubled red and blue ink on the knob.  

Friday, May 6, 2022

FF "Mystery Card" Lot uncovered!

More Mystery FF card info.

I knew it would happen eventually.  Prior to this month, I'd only seen a couple dozen or so FF "Mystery" cards.  A few each year at best.  That all changed when a fellow FF collector was able to acquire about 1500 of these from one seller located NW of Philadelphia!  These all came from an Antique store and were brought in many years ago.  

1500 or so identical FF "Mystery" cards - all covered in plastic Saran wrap and placed in 800ct boxes.

As I've said before - these aren't your typical fake reprints.  Many of the card aspects are actually better than the original 1989 Fleer FF.  

The only information from this find that is worth noting is that these cards came from the Philadelphia area (think Fleer).  To me, that increases the possibility that these originated at Fleer.  Who knows?  The hunt for info continues......

Link to FF "Mystery Card" info:

Link #1 



Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Cricket star Jos Buttler swings his own FF

 Recently found this from 2018:  Jos Buttler (Cricket star in England) explains why he writes "F@#K IT" on every bat he owns.

Fox News AU Link Link


Thursday, March 3, 2022

New Trade Acquisitions in 2022!

 Recently traded w/ Brian G. for these two beauties.

1)  FF card with a neat doubled ink front.   The entire front!

2)  FF card with a 'crimped' right edge.  Card was pulled from a rack pack and sealed with the packaging.

Great start to 2022!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

FF Auto Pickups!

Thanks to Joey R. for these (and other pickups earlier this month).  Nice additions to the collection.  Plenty of new card/auto combinations I didn't have and a few oddballs as well.  

Long Live the FF!  👍

Friday, February 11, 2022

FF Related - 1988 Lineup card

 Courtesy of Bill H.  (Instagram - Cal_lected).  An official lineup card from the June 25th, 1988 Orioles game vs Boston.  The weekend series vs the Red Sox where the FF picture was taken by photographer Steve Babineau.  Signed by manager Frank Robinson!  It was Cal Ripken Jr's milestone 1000th consecutive game!  He also hit a 1st inning HR.  Billy was 0-3.

Included my recent pickup of a ticket from that game.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Weird FF x 3 Now!

 Piggybacking to a post I made in November 2021 - I found a 3rd matching example of this oddball FF.  Same weird saw-cut pattern - and the yellow swirl on the jersey.  3 for 3!  New addition to the collection!

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Linking the FF to Star Wars?

 Never thought I'd see this.  A couple months ago, I saw a few images online of a Star Wars parody action figure with a trading card attached featuring someone with a #7 baseball jersey and something written on the end of the bat......

That intrigued me.  Who did this?  Why was it done?  The Force is strong with this one!

Created by Katerpillar Toys (Instagram) and debuted at the Designer Con 2021 in Anaheim last November.  It's a little known Star Wars figure with a link to Billy Ripken?  I dug into it a little...

"Yak Face" was seen for a second or two on Jabba the Hut's ship in Return of the Jedi.  In 1985, Kenner concluded their production of action figures and "Yak" was only sent out to Canada and Europe for retail.  He became a rarity to collectors and developed a cult following.  Yak has his own website for collectors: & on Instagram.

According to Wookieepedia, Yak Face's real name is Saelt-Marae and is described as a con-man.  He supposedly survived the explosion on Jabba'a barge.  Sean Crawford is credited as the mime artist/puppeteer in the movie.  His birthdate is 11/13/58 - and they listed that on the back of the cards.

I reached out to Katerpillar and was sent a dozen cards - all the different versions.  Very impressive.  Black Box, Whiteout, refractors, B/W "Test Run" version and even a FACE auto.  All with fully detailed backs.  So cool!  Thanks guys!  Check out their work.  Yakmoe "Face" Facinski.  Yet another F@#K "FACE"!