Monday, November 10, 2008

1992 Baseball Buttons

This was going to be my election night post since the wrapper was so patriotic, but I got all caught up in Score Cards and never got past the scanning and uploading images step. This is an odd little pack I got in a repack box from Big Lots several years ago. I have no idea who manufactured these buttons, although the back of the package notes they were made in Vincentown, New Jersey. It also has a disclaimer. No really, it says DISCLAIMER: Not recommended for children under 7 years of age. I guess because of the pointy sharp things. Let's see what's in here:


Nolan Ryan 113 of 120


Amazingly, these suckers are fully licensed. I guess the manufacturer's name is simply 'Baseball Buttons' as that is what is found on the bottom edge of the button and in my Standard Catalog. It'a amazing how something like that Rangers logo can turn this button from being a bootleg piece of junk to a decent looking oddball issue. Nolan Ryan's a pretty good pull too, my old price guide from 2002 lists this thing at 10 dollars. The only way I'd get 10 dollars for this is if I mugged the buyer. I could really use that ten bucks though, to put toward the purchase of a new price guide.


Bobby Bonilla 34 of 120

When I'm looking through cards (or pins) one thing that I'm thinking about in the back of my mind is if the player is A Brave or Not-Brave. Some players merit a spot on the Braves list simply for being invited to Spring Training. Others are Braves for serving as a coach. One guy is permanently a Brave in my mind simply because Ted Turner offered him a job once. Of course it is also possible for one to lose their Bravesness for crimes against Bravemanity. Bobby-Bo has a spot in the Braves list for a one year stint in Atlanta in 2000. So while I don't particularly need or want this button, it's still in some weird way associated with the Braves which is all right with me.

6 comments:

--David said...

They made by JKA (though I dont kow what JKA stands for). I ended up with a whole box of unopened packs and I am STILL putting those things into giveaway boxes... Here's my ApAD post on them: http://apackaday.blogspot.com/2008/06/19-jka-baseball-star-buttons.html

Captain Canuck said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who actually thinks like that....

dayf said...

Hey, our wrappers are identical, but your buttons are different from my buttons. I can't find your buttons in my price guide, but from the ones you sent me, they have to be from somewhere between 1985-1988.

Thorzul said...

That's not too bad from Big Lots. A long time ago I got a really cheap box of 1993 Donruss there and pulled a Dennis Eckersley Elite card, numbered to 10,000. That was my only early 1990s mega-pull. Taking into consideration how much of that stuff was produced, that's like puling a #/5 or lower today.

Paul said...

I own one or two of those buttons, but I never saw a pack before. I had wondered how they were sold.

madding said...

I remember seeing packs of those a long long time ago, but I stayed away from them in favor of the baseball coins you used to be able to get. Sadly, I don't think I hung onto any of my "coins" (I think they developed some rust spots or something.)