“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 Hard Rock Cafe Boston Marathon Pin

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I’m no expert when it comes to the Boston Marathon.  I’m not really an expert on any type of marathon.  All I do know is that American Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday.  What interests me is the merchandise one could pick-up while watching and/or participating in the race.  Of coarse the most valuable item one could obtain is a medal for finishing, which many people don’t seem to mind selling.  I imagine the people buying these medals are trying to convince others that they finished the race.

The marketing people over at the Hard Rock Cafe put together a nice looking pin to commemorate this year’s race.  Like many of their pins, its in the shape of a guitar.  Running shoes in the shape of a butterfly make up the guitar body, while the Boston Strong ribbon is on the neck.  Hard Rock Cafe made 300 of these pins and can be found for $20.00 to $30.00.

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Hard Rock Cafe 2013 Boston Marathon L.E. Guitar Pin

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I don’t think we need to rehash everything that went on this week in Boston.  Its been all over the news.  Hard Rock Cafe made this pin to commemorate the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.  They only made 300 of them which isn’t a lot when it comes to pins.  Collectors can find them for $15.00 to $30.00.  Volunteers helping out during the marathon received a logo lapel pin which seems to be a bit more popular.  Then again, anything associated with this event is getting a lot of attention.  Some people have even been selling their finishing medals.  I guess capitalism never stops.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: World Of Disney 2008 New York City Marathon Pin

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Well it looks as if the 2012 New York City Marathon has been cancelled.  I wonder if they had any pins made up for this year’s race yet?  I think they made the right decision to cancel it.  Sandy just hit at the wrong time and its almost impossible to predict the amount of damage that was going to take place in order to cancel the race in time.

This pin was by Disney for the 2008 NYC Marathon and is limited to 500 copies.  It can easily be found for $10.00.