“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2014 NFL Draft Limited Edition Puzzle Pin

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Fans attending the 2014 NFL Draft are provided with all kinds of goodies.  One of these giveaways is a limited edition puzzle pin you’ll find in your gift bag.  Each day of the Draft will bring a new piece of the puzzle.  Its one of the ways to keep people coming back for more.  From what I’m seeing, these pins and the promos from the card companies are probably some of the better stuff to find.  These pins have been selling for $20.00 a piece.

It wasn’t a surprise that the Texans took Jadeveon Clowney as their first pick.  I was surprised that Johnny Manziel had to wait so long to get picked.  The Browns got him as their #22 pick.  I think TRISTAR needs to get Johnny Football to sign autographs during the National this year.  The National is in Cleveland.  Johnny Football plays for Cleveland.  MAKE IT HAPPEN!  He’d probably be one of the most expensive to get even though he hasn’t played an NFL game yet.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2012 NFL Draft Day Limited Edition Puzzle Pin


Today is the last day of the 77th NFL Draft.  Besides the standard logo pin you could pickup for $3.00, the NFL also made a 3-pin set for the 2012 Draft.  Each one represents a different day and when placed together form a three dimensional puzzle of the New York City skyline.  You could only get these if you attended all three days of the Draft.  These are a little more expensive because they are harder to find.  A 3-pin set recently sold for over $40.00.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1974 Topps Baseball Jigsaw Puzzle


1974 Topps Baseball Jigsaw Puzzle was another test issue that is quite popular with collectors.  The set consists of 12 puzzles:

  • Hank Aaron #1
  • Dick Allen #2
  • Johnny Bench #3
  • Bobby Bonds #4
  • Bob Gibson #5
  • Reggie Jackson #6
  • Bobby Murcer #7
  • Jim Palmer #8
  • Nolan Ryan #9
  • Tom Seaver #10
  • Willie Stargell #11
  • Carl Yastrzemski #12
Each pack contains a 40-piece puzzle and are worth about $225.00 today, if you can find one sealed.  Complete puzzles can be worth about as much as the packs too.  The Nolan Ryan puzzle seams to be the most popular.  Many collectors aren’t even after the puzzles.  Some just want the empty wrapper because if features Tom Seaver on the front.

The 2010 NFL Draft Puzzle Pin

The 2010 NFL Draft has come to a close, but it’s collectibles are just starting to surface.  As a large collector of sports pins, I was looking to see if I could find the same pin the announcers were wearing on ESPN.  So far, I haven’t had much luck.  Instead, I’ve stumbled upon the pins below that were given out to people that attended the Draft.  Each day of the Draft, a new pin was given out to 4,000 people.  When all the pins are put together they form Radio City Music Hall.

Pins are highly collectible within the sports memorabilia market.  I’d love to see a manufacturer insert pins into cards somehow.  Especially ones from specific events like the NFL Draft, Super Bowl, and the World Series.