Over the last year, hobbyDB has become the home of a giant collection of commemorative pins from the Hard Rock Cafe, with over 88,000 entries in the database. The same kind of fervor that drives those collectors to build and maintain our database has now become a large online Hard Rock Cafe shot glass inventory.
The online community of Hard Rock pin collectors is monitored and maintained by Pin Masters, who are some of the most devoted experts in the hobby. Some of them also overlap into other collectibles, which brings us to the shot glasses.
As they do with the pins, Hard Rock issues commemorative designs for events and holidays for several if not all their locations. So the total number of variants adds up quickly. As of now, there are over 1,000 shot glasses in the hobbyDB database and counting. There are about 4,000 Hard Rock shot glass designs that should eventually be added to hobbyDB.
Most of the glasses are of the tall, thin variety instead of the shorter, more traditional shape. Designs range from simple (the Hard Rock logo with the city name underneath) to very elaborate (specific City Shot graphics). And there is some crossover to the categories as there are pins that are shaped like the glasses.
Our curators for these subjects are branching out to other areas as well. Some of the Pin Masters also collect other subjects such as Disney or Olympic commemorative designs and are working on adding their collections to ours. Similarly, several of these collectors have interest in other kinds of shot glasses, so expect to see those show up soon.
This kind of community involvement is how the hobbyDB database grows. Collectors see a need for their particular interest to be represented, other collectors see the database expand, and they get involved as well.
The great thing about hobbyDB’s database is everything is cross-referenced with other collectibles by theme, location, design, or whatever those things have in common. And there’s a good chance whatever you find will be available in the Marketplace.
The official curators for the Hard Rock Cafe Shot Glass Archive include a couple of Pin Masters, Denise Black, (demiroff) and Carmen Fazio, (hrc4faz). Three other hardcore Hard Rock Curators include Jeff Oxford , Rene Schwinge, Paul Hillgren (HRC_shot_collector). Their personal showcases show off everything they collect in addition to the glasses.
So cheers to our devoted collectors and Curators who help hobbyDB grow into the world’s largest online collection of, well, just about everything. Bottoms up!