“Pin-Up” of the Week: Hard Rock Cafe – Happy New Year 2013 – Slider Pin


No, this is not a sports related pin.  Cut me some slack.  At least it has a ball on it.  Hard Rock Cafe made these pins for various locations (including Yankee Stadium) to celebrate the beginning of 2013.  Its called a slider pin because the ball can actually slide down.  The ball can move up too for those that enjoy time travel.  Depending on the location, these have been known to sell for as much as $30.00.

What would you like to add to your collection in 2013?  Personally, I’d take any of the Harry Kalas cards off my wantlist.  Specifically the Sportkings Series E cut signature #’ed 1/1.

“Pin-Up” of the Week: 2002 Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland Browns Bulldog Pin


With the death of Art Modell this week, I thought this pin would fit nicely.

R.I.P. Art Modell 

Harrisburg Senators vs. New Britain Rock Cats – 7/21/12



Last night I went to see the Harrisburg Senators take on the New Britain Rock Cats.  It was suppose to be Bryce Harper bobblehead night, but there was a little problem.  All of the bobbleheads were stuck in Ohio, and weren’t going to get there on time.  The Senators staff was scrounging for anything they could give away – stuffed animals, baseballs, etc…

The first 1,000 fans through the gate received a voucher which can be exchanged for the Bryce Harper bobblehead.  Starting on 7/24/12, vouchers can be redeemed in person at Freysinger Guest Services or the Senators front office.  The vouchers will expire on 9/30/12.

At first I was a little upset that the bobbleheads weren’t going to be given out, but then I gave it some thought.  These Harper bobbleheads were going to be popular to begin with.  Now that there is an extra step involved to get one, they might be even rarer.  Think about it.  How many people probably lost their vouchers?  Won’t have the time to pick them up?  Will forget to pick them up?  Lots of factors can play into this.  I know one thing is for sure.  I’ve got my two vouchers and WILL pick mine up.

The Senators won 5-0.  My seat was right behind home plate, and the food seemed to taste a little better compared to previous years.



Nationals prospect Destin Hood at the plate.

Kollectors Krazy for KISS Kards

Scheduled Release Date: 4/15/09

Formed in New York City in 1973, KISS redefined live performances with their blood-spitting, fire-breathing, and pyrotechnic displays.  Their outrageous antics rocketed them to worldwide fame, and the band has yet to heed the curtain call.  KISS enters 2009 in full force with a full concert tour planned for the US and Europe, a new record, and new trading card set from Press Pass!

KISS Ikons goes behind the scenes with a 90-card base set that includes rare and never-before-seen photos, along with quotes directly from current and former band members about everything KISS.  Discover everything from how the band got its name to the inspiration behind some of their most memorable songs like this quote from Gene Simmons about the inspiration behind the song 100,000 Years:  “I read a book called 100,000 Years where 100,000 years ago we were visited by aliens. I was reading all kinds of space and time continuance stuff, and it was all swirling around my head. I started to think what happens if you’re an astronaut and you leave, how long could you stay in love?”

KISS fans can also own their very own piece of KISS memorabilia!   The KISS Klothes insert features authentic memorabilia worn by the Demon himself, Gene Simmons.  Memorabilia includes black lace-up pleather pants and a black jumpsuit.  Fans and collectors can also look for instant win cards for authentic autographed 8×10 photos of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The KISS Army is still going strong after all these years, and KISS Ikons includes an awesome lineup of KISS Stickers and Tattoos that every KISS Army member will love!  Whether you’re a fan of the Demon, the Starchild, the Spaceman, or the Catman these cool collectibles are a great way to show off your KISS pride.

KISS Ikons ships April 2009.  Check the Press Pass website for more details at www.PressPassInc.com.