Card of the Day: 1972 Topps Cy Young Award #623

Card of the Day: Thurman Munson 1994 Yoo-Hoo Rawlings Gold Glove Award #11

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Stan Musial 2/15/11 Medal Of Freedom Award Pin

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Last night the Cardinals won the NLCS and have paved their way into the World Series once again.  I was really pulling for the Dodgers because its been awhile since they’ve made it to the World Series.

The Cardinals have been around for 131 years and have had a slew of great players.  But one of them will always rise above the others, and that’s Stan Musial.  To commemorate Stan Musial receiving the Medal Of Freedom Award from President Barack Obama at the White House, the Cardinals made this pin.  It wasn’t distributed as a stadium giveaway or sold at their gift shops.  These were handed out to front office employees and other members of the Cardinals organization.  That makes them quite rare.

A few examples of this pin have surfaced on eBay.  One recently sold for $100.00.

’87 Cy Young Award Winner Steve Bedrosian Signing At 2013 Ephrata Rec Center Show

Sports card & memorabilia shows worth attending are becoming smaller in my opinion.  The two shows I enjoy attending the most include The National Sports Collectors Convention and the Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show & Auction.  When I first started collecting, I thought the show put on by the Ephrata Lions Club was the biggest thing in the world, then I went to The National.  Then again, size doesn’t matter.  Its the content that really makes a show good.  The Ephrata Lions Club Show has tons of Phillies stuff.  I’ve picked-up a lot of nice Phillies items there.  Their next show takes place Saturday, March 23, 2013.  1987 Cy Young Award Winner Steve Bedrosian will be signing autographs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Here are some links to the past shows I’ve attended:

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1968 Heisman Trophy Award Press Pin


O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 and has since gone on to do great things 🙂  Lets just say he has had some legal troubles over the years.  In 1999 he sold his Heisman Trophy for $230,000, and now Simpson is sitting in prison because he tried to steal back is own memorabilia.

The pin pictured above was given to members of the press who attended the trophy presentation.  One recently sold at auction for $150.00.  Press pins from other Heisman Trophy presentations can vary in price depending on who won the trophy that specific year.