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Old 10-10-2018, 09:56 PM
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Anyone have a Baseball Tab of Hank Greenberg?
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:33 PM
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Another 89, new to me anyhow, dig the colors, or lack thereof, on this one
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I call these "parking lot pins." They were sold, illegally, in the parking lot of Candlestick Park during the Humm Baby years; late 1980s. They were probably a buck apiece, at the time. The bottom left is a new pickup. They are "out there," but not in great numbers. There are a few more I'm looking for.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:16 AM
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hummmm Baby stickers just found a pile, baseball shaped knockoff for sure
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Rob - in your experience have you found the 1.75 inch version of this Giants crossed bats style pin to be more difficult to find then the smaller 1.25 inch version?
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:40 PM
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Rob - in your experience have you found the 1.75 inch version of this Giants crossed bats style pin to be more difficult to find then the smaller 1.25 inch version?
I think it is, Mike. I had never given it much thought, but I have a picture document of my Giants “crossed bat” pins and, at the time I created the doc, I was still missing the 1.75” blue border.

That said, I feel much better about the smaller font “GIANTS” on the right. The other was presented as vintage, but I’m not so sure...
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:57 PM
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I think both of yours are very legitimate. I have many crossed bats pins with slightly different fonts presumably from different printing runs. Took me a while to find the larger version of this pin so I was just curious if you had found that to be true. Probably just didn’t make as many of these as the others.
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Added a 1968 World Series pin to my Tiger collection
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I recently checked with Hakes Auction and was told there will be no more pins from Muchinsky’s collection offered. Although they auctioned off hundreds, much of his collection apparently went elsewhere. I had hoped for the opportunity to bid on many he featured in his book but they were never offered. Does anyone have any idea where many of his very scarce pins ended up? I’m assuming a private collector made him an offer but have no proof.
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Hi Mike,

Check out this website: https://www.muchinskycollection.com/

Here's a FAQ from the site: "Are items in the Collection for sale?
No. Dr. Muchinsky directed that the Collection not be sold until his youngest grandchild reaches the age of 22, at which time it is to be auctioned though the most efficient means then available. Thus, the earliest date on which the Collection may be auctioned is October 2037. Prior to that date, discretion was extended to the Trustee to consider only the following offers: 1) those to purchase of all items of a particular sport; and 2) those to purchase of the entire Collection. The minimum sale prices were directed by Dr. Muchinsky and determined based on his assessment of what the Collection will be worth in 2037. He was optimistic about its future value, and as such did not expect any of the Collection to be sold prior to the date set for the auction. Neither does the Trustee.
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