I?ve always found the Nascar collectors market to be an interesting enterprise. People are willing to spend hundreds of dollars in order to collect each one of a certain drivers die cast cars, sheet metal, etc. Personally, my dad and I share a substantial collection of cards, die cast cars, autographs, and other memorabilia that we have collected over the years. Most of my collection is from the early 1990?s as my interest in collecting waned. The coolest item that I have is probably Alan Kulwicki's autograph from when I met him in Mooresville in early 1993.
The one thing I did keep up was collecting Nascar Cup event pins. I only try to get the pins for the events I?ve been to. This has led to me retroactively having to utilize ebay and other websites to find pins I did not pick up at the event. That is a task I am borderline obsessed with. I do have pins for other events and a fair amount of drivers pins but I am mainly concerned with just the events I attended personally. I search every few days online to try to find pins for the 1992 Southern 500, 1993 Mello Yello 500, 1994 Coca Cola 600, and 2005 Coca Cola 600. I have had success in finding the 2008 Daytona 500 and 1991 Mello Yello 500 pins.
I love the event pins just because they are a tangible reminder of the events I?ve been to. Not to mention this is about the cheapest form of a collection you could have. The pins do not gain value like die casts or other items would but at 6 dollars a pop, who cares.
I?d be interesting in reading what your collections consist of or what you try to collect specifically? Also, are there any other people out there who collect event pins or driver pins?
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