“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 MLB All-Star Game Media Pin

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The marketing people behind the 2014 MLB All-Star Game really had pin collectors in mind.  There seems to be many more collectible pins made for this year’s All-Star Game then ever before.  Along with the standard logo pins that could be purchased at the various gift shops, you’ll find exclusive pins.  Many of these exclusive pins could not be purchased.  A lot of them could only be obtained by trading pins with employees working for the All-Star Game and/or FanFest.  Others were given away at specific times.  Obviously this makes some pins rarer than others.  My personal favorite pin that was given out this year has to be the one from OYO Sportstoys.  You seriously can’t go wrong when combining an exclusive All-Star Game pin with a minifigure.  Mine should be arriving this week.

But at the end of the day, probably the most sought after pin would have to be the media pin.  Its the pin provided to all media, press, and big shots who attended the game.  The pin features two baseball players shaking hands.  One representing Minneapolis and the other Saint Paul.  Collectors are paying up to $200.00 for this pin, which far exceeds what any of the others are selling for.  Given that this was Derek Jeter’s final All-Star appearance increases the demand too.

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