“Pin-Up” of the Week: 1994 Williamsport Sun Gazette Little League World Series Champions Pin

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Starting in 2004, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette began to issue Little League pins.  Between 2004 and 2015 they have made about (54) or (55) different pins in all.  A few years ago they began to issue handy guides to their pins.  They usually issue a new guide around the time of the Little League World Series.  Inside each guide you’ll find highly detailed descriptions about every pin they’ve made.  At around (50) pages long, its an excellent resource.

We live in an age where nothing isn’t faked or made up.  Little League pins aren’t immune to any of that.  Take a look at this pin for instance.  It looks like a simple little Williamsport Sun-Gazette pin celebrating Venezuela winning the 1994 Little League World Series.  The problem is that the Williamsport Sun-Gazette never made this pin.  Its a knockoff made to look like they did.  I’m not 100% sure when it was made.  A good guess would be 1994, which would make it ten years older than any authentic Sun-Gazette pin.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2013 LLWS Sun-Gazette Eagle Pin

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If this pin looks familiar, its because I picked one up last week while attending the Little League World Series.  The Williamsport Sun-Gazette has been making pins for the Little League World Series for the last ten years.  According to all of their advertisements, the Sun-Gazette is suppose to have made eight different pins for this year.  So far, I’ve only seen four or five.  The 2013 LLWS Sun-Gazette Eagle pin is one of the more difficult pins to obtain.  There are only two ways to get it.  One of them is to purchase the entire 2013 8-pin Sun-Gazette set.  The other is to sign up for a Sun-Gazette loyalty card over at the Little League complex.  They say it isn’t available as a single pin purchase, but that’s exactly how I got mine.  Shortly after passing through security I saw the Sun-Gazette booth advertising this pin with the purchase of a loyalty card.  I didn’t want the loyalty card or any of the newspapers that came with it, but they said I could get the pin if I paid the $10.00.