“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels National Finals Pin/Button

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Forbes has added 290 new billionaires to it’s list of the world’s wealthiest people.  One of those new billionaires is none other than Michael Jordan.  Forbes estimates that Michael Jordan is worth about $1 billion.  I wouldn’t even know what to do with all that money.  I’d probably start my own National.

The 1981-82 North Carolina Tar Heels went all the way winning the National Championship.  It was an iconic team led by James Worthy, Sam Perkins, and freshman Michael Jordan.  It was also Dean Smith’s first title.  I don’t think anyone watching could have predicted Michael Jordan to go on and become the legend that he is now.

This pin/button is an interesting snapshot of history.  It features head shots of the players.  Dean Smith is at the bottom center, and Jordan is two spots to the left.  The pin was probably given out as some type of promo.  Its highly sought after given the players that were on the team.  One recently sold for $60.00.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Miami Heat 2012 NBA The Finals Champions Pin


Well, it looks as if LeBron James finally got his championship after being drafted almost a decade ago.  I guess everyone thought that he should have had ten championships by now.  I was routing for the Thunder.  Professional athletes all have some kind of ego, but when it comes to basketball, the Heat have some of the biggest egos around.  Remember the spectacle the Heat put on when James came to play for them?  Wade, Bosh, and James were all up on stage surrounded by fog.  Give me a break.

This pin, along with many others are starting to surface.  $10.00 seems to be the going price.  After the Heat won last night, you know what that means?  Some poor kid in Ethiopia is soon going to be walking around wearing a 2012 Thunder championship shirt.