Guess The Set – April 27, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – “Hey, Where’s The Cream Filling?”

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Guess The Set – April 20, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – After seven years, this was one of the first products to have new “Shoeless” Joe Jackson bat relics.

Guess The Set – April 13, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – Ted Williams is on the front of this box.

Guess The Set – April 6, 2018

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – #’ed/5,000

“Pin-Up” of the Week: “Arnie’s Army” April 6, 2017 Masters Commemorative Button

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Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus began the 2017 Masters with a ceremonial tee shot.  Many people in attendance received a commemorative “Arnie’s Army” button in honor of Arnold Palmer who passed away last fall.  For decades, Arnold Palmer had legions of fans who would follow him around the golf course.  This large group eventually went on to be known as “Arnie’s Army”.

It wasn’t uncommon to see “Arnie’s Army” members walking around wearing buttons to show their pride.  These buttons are quite collectible today.  As you can imagine, it didn’t take long for people to list this new button for sale.  The going rate is $80+ per button.  That is actually more than what some of the original buttons 50+ years old sell for.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Yankee Stadium Opening April 18, 1923 Press Pin

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Speaking of going back in time.  How would you like to have been a member of the press assigned to cover the opening of Yankee Stadium?  On April 18, 1923 there was a lucky group of individuals that got to do just that.  On that day the Yankees played the Red Sox.  The Yankees won 4-1 while Babe Ruth hit a three-run homer.  It is by far one of those moments many fans wish they could have witnessed in person.

Press pins were first issued to members of the media in 1911.  Its a practice that continues to this very day when it comes to special events.  Members that were part of the press that day in 1923 received a special pin that granted them exclusive access.  Merchandise from this game is beyond desirable.  Very few of these pins have surfaced over the years making them top sellers when an auction house gets their hands on one.  Like a lot of other press pins at the time, this one was made by Dieges & Clust.  It’s value can range anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 Wrigley Field Opening Day – April 4 – Cubs vs. Phillies Pin

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Opening Day is less than two months away.  The Phillies start the season off in Chicago against the Cubs on April 4.  I’m really hoping that the Phillies have a better season this year.  They’ve made their share of moves over the winter, but I think they need younger guys.  Management continues to keep bringing older players on board.  What the Phillies need is about nine Bryce Harper’s, and maybe a few Mike Trout’s.  The older players just keep getting injured one after another.  Cole Hamels will already miss opening day because of shoulder tendinitis.  I’d really like to know what’s behind upper management’s thinking.

No matter what happens, Opening Day is coming.  This pin can easily be found for under $10.00.

Update

Looks like I was wrong.  The Phillies start the season against Texas on 3/31.