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soupcan
Jun 06 2005 07:12 AM

Dorso (Seawolf?) asked on the old, bad board if someone would post which of those Mets/NYTimes are available for purchase each day so I'm picking up the gauntlet.

Today, 6/6, there is a coupon in the Times sports section for the Pedro Martinez pin.

Whether that pin remains available after today ('While supplies last') I do not know.

seawolf17
Jun 06 2005 07:27 AM

Got the coupon. The list for the rest of the week, according to the ad:

Tuesday - Reyes
Wednesday - Wright
Thursday - Floyd
Friday - Heredia
Saturday - Valent

Rockin' Doc
Jun 06 2005 07:32 AM

Friday's item should be a real hot item.*


*I hope I didn't break the sc meter. Everything here is so new.

Edgy DC
Jun 06 2005 07:38 AM

Speaking of Valent, if my math is right, if he isn't claimed today, he will have cleared waivers by tomorrow.

cooby
Jun 06 2005 07:53 AM

Wish I lived closer

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 09:53 AM

I'll reiterate what I just posted on CPF1: if anyone from outside the area wants a specific pin or pins, PM or e-mail me or something and we'll work it out. Neither the Stop & Stop (yesterday) or the 7-11 (today) asked for the coupon, so it's all good.

Beenso
Jun 07 2005 01:35 PM

i got my sunday paper and the album wasn't even there....was there something i'm missing or doing wrong..grr

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 01:43 PM

The 7-11 today had a stack of the albums behind the counter; other stores probably will have them also. Ask, I guess. (Not that the "album" is any great shakes, but I guess it's someplace to stick the pins.)

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 10:53 AM

Bong: Got you Reyes, Wright, Pedro.
IP: Got you Wright.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 11:04 AM

Cool - thanks :)

Since no good deed goes unpunished, and I'm willing to go to the end of the line on this one since I'm asking late, I would also take Piazza if you could get an extra.

E-mail me so I can send you $$$$

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 11:45 AM

There was no coupon in the Times today

They gave me the Wright pin anyway, but that seems to be quite the fuck up.

seawolf17
Jun 12 2005 12:58 PM

Anyone get today's pin? Who is it? And, for that matter, did today's coupon have the list of the next couple of pins?

soupcan
Jun 13 2005 07:09 AM

Sunday was Beltran, today is Castro.

Did not see a list. Figured out that that the coupons have in fact been included in the papers. They just like to throw curveballs and put them in the Metro or Business sections.

Today's is in the Sports section though.

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 07:16 AM

Crap. Missed Beltran. I'll run out at lunch.

Soup, does today's coupon list the next couple of pins?

soupcan
Jun 13 2005 07:19 AM

Don't know - already cut it out and redeemed it.

soupcan
Jun 13 2005 08:28 AM

Found a Times in the men's room -

Tues - Monkeywrench
Wed - Traxx
Thur - Cairo
Fri - Shea Stadium
Sat - DeJean

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 08:31 AM

Muchas gracias!

Vic Sage
Jun 13 2005 09:57 AM
Pins! I need Pins, John! (Saltpeter, Abigail!)

i've completely missed the boat on this, and i'd love to get a complete set of the pins.

can anybody help me?
puhleez?

:?:

soupcan
Jun 13 2005 10:13 AM

The only thing I can suggest is that you go to a retailer that sells the pins and just ask if he'll give you the ones you missed sans the coupon.

I know that they have extra albums and the pins are far from flying off the shelves.

They'll probably let you buy the pins.

sharpie
Jun 13 2005 10:36 AM

Has anyone been spotted wearing the pins?

Batty31
Jun 13 2005 10:50 AM

Does anyone have the link to check which retailers are selling the pins?

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 10:55 AM

Go to www.nytimes.com/pinset

You can put in your zip code.

Batty31
Jun 13 2005 10:59 AM

Thanks! There are 2 locations within 5 minutes of my house!

sharpie
Jun 13 2005 11:07 AM

I got 19 in my zipcode.

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 12:41 PM

Bong- got Beltran for you today.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 08:20 AM

Now this is a pin:

ScarletKnight41
Jun 16 2005 08:27 AM

Yup©

soupcan
Jun 16 2005 09:41 AM

No, that's a button.

cooby
Jun 16 2005 09:44 AM

I have a big Lee Mazzilli badge (it's a badge) somewhere in my jewely box

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 09:47 AM

Don it for luck NOW!!!!

cooby
Jun 16 2005 10:03 AM

Well shoot, now I'm back at the office.

I will TRY to remember to put it on when I get home. (that'll make the family's eyes roll)

ScarletKnight41
Jun 16 2005 12:32 PM

Thanks to the link Seawolf provided, I bought some pins for myself today.

I e-mailed Seawolf to tell him that I would still purchase the Wright pin that he bought for me (it's hard to have too much of Mr. Wright). OTOH, if anyone else wants that one, I'll kindly step aside. Either way, thanks Seawolf - both for picking that up for me and for giving us the link so I can buy them for myself.

cooby
Jun 16 2005 01:54 PM

Give it to gf's daughter

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 08:45 AM

What are this week's pins?

soupcan
Jun 20 2005 10:15 AM

Today: Diaz
Tues: Cameroon
Wed: Zambrano
Thur: Looper
Fri: Glavine
Sat: Matsui

seawolf17
Jun 20 2005 10:16 AM

Who was yesterday's?

soupcan
Jun 20 2005 10:18 AM

Piazza

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 11:17 AM

Thanks soup!

seawolf17
Jun 20 2005 11:49 AM

Bong, I picked up Piazza for you.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 12:23 PM

I just ran out to Superfresh and picked up my own. Cameron too.

Now I'm just waiting for Mr. Met. Kase - let me know if you want one of those.

Seawolf - thanks again for the link.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 08:07 AM

What is this week's list?

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 08:16 AM

My mother mentioned last week that she and my dad had a really special gift for me. They had blown off my birthday and felt bad. I figured, don't kill yourself you know.

But she said my dad is having a really good time putting it together and it's not ready yet.

My money is on a Felix Heredia-enhanced complete set of Met pins.

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 08:23 AM

If my mom knew they were doing these pins, she'd probably see a bin full of Felix Heredia pins on closeout sale somewhere for a quarter each and just buy me twenty of those.

She means well, but sometimes she doesn't quite get it.

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 08:32 AM

I hear you. (You should see my Christmas present.)

But my dad is on the job, also. We'll see. Hopes are not up.

soupcan
Jun 27 2005 09:17 AM

Today:



Tuesday:



Wednesday:




Thursday:




DONE.

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 09:20 AM

Nice job keeping us updated, soup!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 09:28 AM

No - Mr. Met was yesterday. Thursday is the 2005 Mets Team Pin.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 10:33 AM

Edgy, I haven't gotten my gift from my parents either. They keep calling and saying (hack,hack) how sick they are and (hack, hack) they'll be down when they (hack, hack) feel better in a few days...

I just wonder...


Nah

soupcan
Jun 27 2005 10:53 AM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
No - Mr. Met was yesterday. Thursday is the 2005 Mets Team Pin.



No, yesterday was the team pin.

The ad in the Times says 'zackly what I said it says.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 11:20 AM

Ok. The list at Superfresh was wrong, then. Sorry.

soupcan
Jun 28 2005 09:39 AM

Actually something is wrong somewhere with the list of which pin gets distributed when.

The coupons say one thing but the distributors have a different list. At least the guy I get mine from had a different schedule.

He was cool and gave me Mr. Met and the team pin today sans coupons. All I need is Benson tomorrow and I'm completed.

Enough already with these things - at $3.25 a pop plus tax plus an extra newspaper a day to get two sets I dropped close to $200.00 on this 'project'.

I'm gambling that these things will become collectors items and in 10 years when I put 'em on ebay on some dope (a current or future Cranepooler perhaps?) will fork over soupcan jrs. freshman year tution.

Probably not the best odds on that one though. Makes me wonder who the real dope is.

Edgy DC
Jul 14 2005 05:51 PM

Dear Edgy,

I hope you are still a Mets fan. I am.

Love to Cha Cha.

Love,

Mom and Dad


Twenty-five pins, plus the folder and an extra Pedro Martinez. The whole kit and caboodle (sp?) must have cost almost a hundred bucks.

seawolf17
Jul 14 2005 06:45 PM

You might want to consider selling your [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5215259652&category=55915&ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1]DeJean[/url] pin. I wish I'd bought a handful, considering the bin was full of them every time I went into the store.

soupcan
Jul 14 2005 06:49 PM

$52.99!?

Amazin'!

OE: Awesome Edgy. Do you like them?

Edgy DC
Jul 14 2005 07:14 PM

A symbol of a taciturn parent's love? I'm crazy about it.

Doesn't mean I won't flip that extra Pedro pin if it starts going for three figures.

seawolf17
Sep 16 2005 10:37 AM

Bong, check your PMs.

cooby
Sep 16 2005 08:17 PM

Edgy, how much do you want for your extra Pedro pin?

Edgy DC
Sep 16 2005 09:23 PM

For you, Cooby, are you kidding? Your money's no good here.

On the other hand, if you have doubles in yearbooks any year, I've just begun trying to collect those.

Or whatever. Even that's too much. PM me with an offer.

cooby
Sep 16 2005 09:58 PM

Aw, I'm just kidding. I couldn't take away your parents' gift.

Besides, I think it sounds kind of cute that they got you an extra Pedro pin.


Actually I do have an extra Mets yearbook from either '72, '73, or '74. I can't remember which year it was, but they accidentally sent me two of them.

I know I only paid for one because I remember taping 5 quarters to a note card and sending them to Shea Stadium, Flushing NY, 11368.

I got a yearbook in the mail on two consecutive days and was very happy!


I'll dig around this weekend and see which one it is and we'll see if it is one that you need.

cooby
Sep 30 2005 10:17 AM



I'm sorry Edgy. I've had a very crummy past couple of months and this slipped my mind.

Here is the yearbook that I thought I had a duplicate of, but in fact, I have three! (maybe I got one three days in a row...)

If it is one that you need for your collection, of course you may have one, as my gift to you, as long as you don't mind that it smells a little cellar-y.

I dug these out last night, took them to bed, and flipped through all three of them to make sure one wasn't a revised edition or something, but they are all identical.

It's a beautiful yearbook, as they were back then, with a lot of wonderful local ads, pictures, and human touches.

If you decide you want it, look for these:

Dr. James Parks in tartan plaid pants

A very young Marty Noble, looks about 20-25

A very nice tribute to Ralph Kiner's HOF induction

Jerry Koosman and his fruit

Two page color spread on 1974 All Star Game

A whole lot of mutton chop sideburns

A Manufacturers Hanover bank ad: "Can't get to the bank by 3? Pitch your deposit in our after hours box!" No mention of needing a key, locked bag, or special contract with the bank.

Schafer Circle Of Sports beer ad on back page. Can looks just like the one laying in the woods behind my house. I really ought to rescue that before we move.

Yogi Berra, the "pixie-ish" pilot of the Mets


Anyhow, let me know if you are interested.

Benjamin Grimm
Sep 30 2005 10:23 AM

Why does the yearbook smell like celery?

I do remember that they used to add vegetable scents to the yearbooks, but I thought that was only for the revised editions.

Edgy DC
Sep 30 2005 10:32 AM

Thanks, Coo. I do indeed have a hole at 1975.

Waddaya think, peeps? Do I owe her more than a Pedro pin for a 1975 Yabbuk?

cooby
Sep 30 2005 10:34 AM

I do remember that they used to add vegetable scents to the yearbooks, but I thought that was only for the revised editions


Well, maybe this is a revised edition then


Edgy, no, no Pedro pin. I was truly kidding you. No charge.

Benjamin Grimm
Sep 30 2005 10:34 AM

Signs point to yes.

Edgy DC
Sep 30 2005 10:39 AM

It's not my birthday. You start pubilckly giving away things around here, these guys will empty your basement.

You get the extra pin. It won't extend my life any.

cooby
Sep 30 2005 10:40 AM

No, really.


Here is something I forgot to mention.

Sometimes when looking through my old Mets stuff, I come across little bits of my childhood that I stuck in to one of the books and forgot about.

I found a TV Guide article from 1987 (hardly a child, I was well into my twenties by then) about MLB dads. It featured a few then-Mets, including Keith, Lee Mazzilli, and Rusty and a picture of Keith, Mr. Hernandez and Ozzie Smith
Also mentioned was 22 year old Barry Bonds

Kinda fun to find that stuff


And please, no pin

Benjamin Grimm
Sep 30 2005 11:01 AM

I heard Ozzie Smith on NPR the other day singing "Cupid."


Cupid, draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to
My lover's heart
For me
Nobody but me