Card of the Day: Kermit Washington 1974-75 Topps #166

“Pin-Up” of the Week: Kermit the Frog 1993 Chicago Blackhawks Team Giveaway

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Two of my favorite Christmas movies are The Muppet Christmas Carol and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  This pin is a perfect combination of both.  Kermit the Frog obviously is a main character from The Muppet Christmas Carol, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation takes place in Chicago.  In fact, there’s a scene in which Clark Griswold is wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey with his name on the back.  Its the scene where cousin Eddie is telling everyone that the “shitter’s full”.

The Muppets love hockey.  Cardz even made a set of Muppets themed cards featuring them in NHL uniforms.  Throughout the season in 1993, each team in the NHL gave away pins.  All of these pins incorporate The Muppets somehow.  There are (26) pins altogether, and each one is worth about $9.00.