Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Put a Patch On It

Today's entry goes off the beaten path when it comes to collectibles:

This patch measures 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/4 inches, or just shorter than a standard card. It was made in 1978 and sold by the Penn Emblem Company for $2.50. Actually, the commons are still available in mint condition for around that, and maybe even less. Collectors don't seem to care for them.

There were 103 players available, and Pete Rose had two differently-colored borders. Since the name of the manufacturer doesn't appear anywhere on the patch, the SCD "book" simply has them listed as "1978 Baseball Player Patches." Although the images sort of look like the players pictured -- even without the team logos or any mention of team affiliation -- they've never attracted that much interest.

1 comment:

  1. I remember these being advertised in Baseball Digest and similar periodicals when I was a kid. The artist renditions horrified me.