“Pin-Up” of the Week: Seattle Pilots 1969 Crane’s Potato Chips Pin

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Merchandise from the Seattle Pilots is hot.  It will always be in high demand because this MLB team was only around for the 1969 season before going bankrupt.  Once they declared bankruptcy, a car salesman named Bud Selig swooped in and bought them and moved the team to Milwaukee.  Of coarse this all took place after a ton of legal action was over.  Today they are known as the Milwaukee Brewers.  Elements of the Pilots still exist though.  All you need to do is look at the Brewers team colors.  Selig originally wanted the Brewers colors to be red and navy, but by the time he fully acquired the team it was too late before Opening Day.  That classic blue and gold can be seen on the Brewers uniforms today.  Although the shades have changed.

From 1961-1969 Crane’s Potato Chips included a lot of baseball pins within bags of their chips.  I guess you could say the Pilots just made the cut.  These pins aren’t always in the best condition because they were bouncing around inside potato chip bags.  A pin like this recently sold for $13.00.