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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Brooklyn Cyclones 7/5/14 Celebrating 25 Years Of Nothing Pin

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If this doesn’t scream pop-culture, I don’t know what will.  On 7/5/14, the Brooklyn Cyclones (Short-Season A affiliate of the New York Mets) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the show Seinfeld.  Attendees to the game received a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead.  In case you’ve never seen the show, Hernandez appeared in an episode or two in the winter of 1992.

In addition to the bobblehead, the Cyclones also produced this pin that could only be purchased during that specific game.  It features the Cyclones name designed to look like the Seinfeld logo.  The pin even contains the name “Vandelay Industries Park”.  The Cyclones actually play in MCU Park, but Vandelay Industries fits this pin well as it was the fictional company made up by George Costanza.

This pin makes a great addition to any baseball pin or Seinfeld collection.  Fans can find them for $20.00.

State College Spikes vs. Brooklyn Cyclones – 7/14/12

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Last night I watched the State College Spikes (Pirates) take on the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets).  The Spikes lost 6-3.  It was a pitching dual until the 6th inning when Brooklyn scored first.  The Pirates pitching prospect, Clay Holmes, pitched 5 scoreless innings.

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19 year old Pirates pitching prospect Clay Holmes.  Holmes has cards found in 2011 Donruss Elite and 2012 Bowman Chrome.  His Superfractor recently sold for $200.00.

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Samuel Gonzalez at the plate.

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Allen Craig/Jason Motte dual bobblehead night.  These were given out to the first 1,000 fans.

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It was also Star Wars night.

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Card Subset to be Released on 55th Anniversary of Brooklyn’s only World Series Championship!

Artist Monty Sheldon has been creating Sheldon’s Sketch Card Champions during the past two years, and in addition to the 2010 regular set, he will be releasing a sub set that will acknowledge the 55th anniversary of the World Series Championship achieved by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.

Sheldon’s sketch cards are made available weekly through E-bay auctions, and starting with card no. 106 and continuing through card no. 112 he will be auctioning off a 55th anniversary set of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, who won their only World Series Championship in an exciting 7-game series versus their World Series nemesis, the New York Yankees.

Sheldon will be providing a sketch card that will correspond with each game played of the 1955 World Series.  Included in the set will be Dodger team members  that played a pivotal role in each of the games and each card will be signed and finished 55 years to the exact day that World Series game was played, making this a true 55th anniversary set.

Included below is a player checklist and the auction end date for each card.  The scheduled eBay 7-day auctions will all take place at (10:55 PM eastern, 7:55 PM pacific) and you can find Sheldon’s auctions by clicking here.

  • Tuesday, SEPT 28 (game 1) – Jackie Robinson & Carl Furillo (card #106) – auction ends 10/5
  • Wednesday, SEPT 29 (game 2) – Pee Wee Reese (card #107) – auction ends 10/6
  • Thursday, SEPT 30 (game 3) – Roy Campanella (card #108) – auction ends 10/7
  • Friday, OCT 1 (game 4) – Clem Labine (card #109) – auction ends 10/8
  • Saturday, OCT 2 (game 5) – Duke Snider (card #110) – auction ends 10/9
  • Sunday, OCT 3 (game 6) – Jim Gilliam (card #111) – auction ends 10/10
  • Monday, OCT 4 (game 7) – Gil Hodges, Sandy Amoros, Johnny Podres (card #112) – auction ends 10/11

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I always like to showoff the Harry Kalas sketch card Monty made for me.  You won’t find anything else like it.

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Beer Fest Yields New Baseball Pin

Downtown Selinsgrove this afternoon they had the annual Brew Fest.  This is where a lot of micro breweries come together and you can taste some of their most popular brands of beer.  One of the breweries that was there was the Brooklyn Brewery, and one of the beers that they allowed people to taste was called Pennant Ale.  There was a ton of promotional items floating around this place and my eyes went straight to this baseball pin.  These were covering an entire table.  Being such a huge sports pin collector, I couldn’t let this one go.  What can I say?  Baseball and beer go together like Bert and Ernie 🙂

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