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.

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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.

Hershey Bears vs. Syracuse Crunch – 4/6/13

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Last night I went to see the Hershey Bears play the Syracuse Crunch.  The Bears are associated with the Washington Capitals and the Crunch are with the Tampa Bay Lightning.  The Bears lost 2-1 in this action packed game.  I’ve only attended a handful of hockey games but this one has to have been the most entertaining as it was filled with fights.  I like how the refs just let them go at it for a while and then jump in when it gets too serious.  Sometimes I believe the players just do it for the entertainment factor.  The crowd really cheered whenever a fight would break out.  Just like gladiators.

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Dany Sabourin – has a handful of cards ranging from UD SP Authentic, Between the Pipes, and Heroes & Prospects.

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Pat Nagle

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FIGHT!!!

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Coco the Bear

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The stadium giveaway was a Hershey Bears Pinnacle logo golf ball sponsored by Fairview Golf Course.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Phillies vs. Marlins April 2012 Opening Day Pin

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Baseball season has officially started.  The Phillies are currently sitting in 3rd place within the National League East Division behind the Mets and Nationals.  After last night’s win against the Marlins the Phillies record sits at 3-3.  I’ll be happy when the Phillies get their normal lineup back.  By having Utley and Howard out can really throw things out of whack.  I’ve been impressed by the way Freddy Galvis has played at second base.  I don’t think a single ball can ever get passed him.  Ty Wigginton has made some good plays while playing at first too.  Who knows when they will have the normal lineup back.

The above pin was made for the Phillies home opener earlier this week.  Its a little rarer than others, which is why it is currently selling for over $20.00.

On a side note.  What do you think of the Miami Marlins new colors/logo and stadium?  Have you seen the giant colorful mountain they have sitting in the outfield?  If Elton John and Liberace had a child together, that’s what it would look like 🙂  The stadium is a great piece of architecture though.