A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT RECOLLECTICS AND PRESS PINS:
Recollectics was founded by Daniel Lovegrove on April 1, 1990. The business started as a one man operation specializing in baseball
press pins. Since he began his collection as a teenager in the mid-70's, Recollectics' owner, Mr. Lovegrove, has become somewhat of an authority on press pins. He has been interviewed
many times for sports collectible periodicals, and his opinion is widely accepted as a hobby standard.
The tradition of press pins began in 1911 when the owner of the Philadelphia Athletics issued the pin as a sort of press pass
to media and reporters with legitimate credentials. This was to prevent John McGraw, the then Giants manager, from sneaking his friends under the turnstiles and into the press box. The 1911
pin was the first and is now the most valuable (except for the one-of-a-kind 1939 Lou Gehrig pin (see "all-star press pins" at the Recollectics home page)). Since 1911, every host (with
the exception of the 1918 Cubs) has adopted the tradition. The original intent of the pins was obviously to be a pass for media at these events, but that need has since faded. Press pins are
still produced as a commemorative item and they're distribution is usually no longer completely limited to press members.
In the past nine years, Recollectics has grown to a conglomarate specializing in E-commerce publications, advertising, and of course,
sports memorabilia. We now carry press pins from almost every major sporting event, championship rings, sports art, awards, and rare autographs.
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