I was re-reading metagirl’s Thumb Art post yesterday and by coincidence, when I went to look at the Retroist Image Pool on Flickr, the first photo I see is this gem by bluwmongoose. I am pretty sure this is the internet trying to tell me something. Perhaps that I am Thumbody!??
This Superman pin being sold by Hake’s might not be in the best condition, but the vintage styling on Superman and its rarity more than compensate for a little age and wear.
Will S. made my day when he posted this wonderful photo of his Commodore computer fan pin from the 1980s (I think the 1980s).
[via] Flickr [via] Retroist Image Pool
When I was a little kid, growing up in New Jersey, my mother gave me a Mets baseball cap. I wore that thing silly. One day when we were at the “Ground Round” family eatery a wise old man, impressed with what he perceived as hardcore Met fandom, gave me the Mets’ version of these MLB Fever buttons.
I pinned it to my hat and proudly wore it throughout the meal. On the way home, I would not shut up about the pin and how good it looked on my hat. I was giddy on attention and Ground Round ice cream and while spinning the hat around on my hand it flew out the open window onto a major highway never to be seen again. Once I started watching baseball, which was not too long ago, I became a San Francisco Giants fan, but the Mets and this button will always haunt me.
MLB Fever “Catch it” Buttons [@] Hake’s
I am posting this not because I collect pins, but because of how primitive this early pin looks. It is so simple, I just find it extremely charming. I think I will hand paint a portrait of myself and start using it as a giveaway.
Here is the prototype retroist pin — it is dead on what I look like…