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.