Card of the Day: John Wall 2012-2013 Panini Innovation Stained Glass

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Card of the Day: Marcus Lattimore 2013 Leaf Trinity Pure Glass Auto

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: ’12 Little League World Series PA 12 Midwest Shot Glass Pin

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The 2012 Little League World Series will soon take over South Williamsport once again.  Pins will be flowing like water.  If your a pin collector, especially baseball ones, this is the place to be.  This ten day long baseball and pin extravaganza starts August 16th and goes until the 26th.  I’ll probably head up there one weekend to see what kind of promo pins I can snag.

You have to admit, the above pin is hilarious.  A Little League pin designed to look like a shot glass.  Anyone else find this funny?  Perhaps next year we’ll see some Little League World Series pins featuring the Marlboro Man.  This is a district pin and probably isn’t endorsed by Little League officials.  I guess you could drink anything out of a shot glass, but one usually makes you think of alcohol.  These pins are selling for $5.00 to $12.00.

Here is the official logo pin of the 2012 Little League World Series:

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Flashback Product of the Week: 2003 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia

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2003 wasn’t the first year Playoff Absolute was introduced to the hobby, but it did contain something a little unusual.  Every box contained an etched piece of glass featuring a player, and two mini boxes with a memorabilia card in each box.  On the base where the glass would sit, there would be the serial number, relic and/or autograph.  I know there are a lot of colletors, including myself, that love Donruss/Playoff products, and would like to see them make more baseball stuff, but I think this is one idea to be left go.  In my opinion, the etched glass pieces were not that eye appealing.  The bases didn’t really standout like I think they should have.  2003 was the first and last year Donruss/Playoff created these pieces.  They were made for baseball and football.  If they want to use glass in a product, perhaps they should make the cards of glass.

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