“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1998 Little League World Series Ring Top Pin

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I have a busy month of August coming up.  First off I’ll be attending the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention.  Second I’ll be checking out the Little League World Series.  Then at the end of the month I have back-to-back bobblehead nights in State College and Williamsport.  Let’s not forget about taking some time out to go see The Guardians of the Galaxy  and The Expendables 3.  Looks like I’ll be getting some great stuff to blog about.

The 2014 Little League World Series takes place in South Williamsport from 8/14 to 8/24.  Major sponsors and local businesses are currently in the final stages of preparing their promotional pins they plan to hand out.  In addition to all the free pins, Little League and a few other pin companies like Wilson Trophy sell pins too.  For many years Little League has annually produced ring top pins that commemorate each World Series.  These pins can usually be found at any of the Little League gift shops and sell for $8.00.

Although it looks very similar, the 1998 Little League World Series ring top pin is among one of the most desirable pins a collector could add to their collection.  Why is this pin in such high demand you ask?  It all has to do with the logo in the middle.  After 1998, Little League decided to stop using the keystone shaped logo and switched to a new design.  This design is still being used today.  With that being said, collectors are willing to spend $50.00 to $65.00 for the last ring top pin featuring the keystone logo.

One Response

  1. […] changes other than the date.  The 1998 Little League World Series was the last year they used the keystone logo in the middle of the ring top pins.  Starting in 1999 they switched to this logo which they used […]

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