Hard Rock Cafe Pins Posts

The New & Improved Estimated Values for Hard Rock Cafe Glasses, Pins, Magnets et al

When the Hard Rock Cafe reached out to us if we could take over the management of their Pin Catalog we were excited. The catalog had good data and a great team (the Pin Masters).  It also had the equivalent to our Estimated Value but it was all based on self-reported prices, sometimes what a user had paid for their pin, sometimes the retail price and sometimes the perceived value.  Those are generally the kind of prices we are not adding to hobbyDB as they cannot be confirmed and as there is a conflict of interest (more on that here).

So besides adding other HRC merchandise such as Glasses and Magnets we were keen to start adding real Price Points.  And that is what a group of 12 Pin Masters has done!  They have already added more than 106,000 Price Points for HRC merch!  And as these are more recent Price Points than the ones from the old Catalog most prices are now true market prices.

Here some examples  –

Nashville 2021 Hello Kitty Traveler Series

This pin perfectly illustrates the value of seeing and understanding the price curve of newer items. This pin is part of a popular series that debuted in January. As is often the case with new pins, especially series pins, eBay sales prices were nearly double the retail price out of the gate ($30 vs. $16) and are now settling down.

 

Oasis 2000 Opening Staff Squirrel

This example illustrates both the issue of the old Hard Rock Pin Catalog values (for pins 2018 and older) being subjective/inflated and an overall decline in a general fall in the value of older pins prior to the Pandemic and that seems to have slightly accelerated in pace, particular for pins that are more common or not highly limited.  The old catalog value was $182 but the last five eBay sales over a nearly two-year period have not exceeded $100 each, and the total valuation is down to $90.

 

Berlin Checkpoint Charlie 2020 Core Logo Shot Glass

These logo shot glasses generally sell for under $10 but this Berlin Checkpoint Charlie version is generally selling around $20 to $25. Berlin Checkpoint Charlie is a standalone Rock Shop that opened in Q4 2020 in Berlin, right at the Checkpoint, near where there eventually will be a Hard Rock Hotel. Merchandise for this location is generally been sought after as almost nobody had been traveling there.

Here is a Big Thank You to the Pin Masters that worked on this data  –

 

And if you like to help with this or managing a Hard Rock location or with adding other HRC Merch (T-Shirts anybody?) reach out to us or one of the Pin Masters!

Top-10 Most Valuable St. Patrick’s Day Hard Rock Café Pins

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You don’t have to be sham-rocking out in Dublin’s Hard Rock Café this St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy some of the best HRC pins taking center stage.

We’re raising our glasses to toast the Top-10 Most Valuable St. Patrick’s Day Hard Rock Café pins currently found on hobbyDB.

Unlike the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, St. Patrick’s Day-themed Hard Rock pins are plentiful with close to 600 found within the hobbyDB database. If you have a few of the scarcer pins, however, you may very well have harnessed some luck of the Irish of your own.

Remember, estimated values are always fluctuating, especially as we add more and more price points to the database. Click here to check out our current list of the Most Valuable St. Patrick’s Day Hard Rock Café Pins

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10. St. Patrick’s Day 2009 – Girl on Motorcycle Pin ($40)

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9. St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Non-Clone) ($46)

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8. St. Patrick’s Day 2001 – Leprechaun Sitting on Guitar ($50)

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7. Waitress with Brown Guitar – Prototype ($55)

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6. St. Patrick’s Girl on Shamrock – Prototype ($80)

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5. Les Paul FCP – Green with White Banner ($85)

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4. St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Band 2 of 3 – Flute Prototype ($100)

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3. St. Patrick’s Day 2003 Leprechaun Guitar (Error) ($100)

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2. St. Patrick’s Day Horseshoe Pin – Prototype ($110)

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1. St. Patrick’s Day “Pot of Gold” – Prototype ($150)

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As great as this pin looks, unfortunately, this prototype was never produced.

Make sure to peruse the entire Hard Rock Cafe Pin database where you’ll discover more than 90,000 HRC items. Do you have a favorite St. Patrick’s Day Hard Rock Café Pin? Show us in the comments below!!

National Guitar Day: Top 10 Most Valuable Hard Rock Café Pins on hobbyDB

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It’s National Guitar Day and we’re rocking out to one of the most popular and plentiful items found in the hobbyDB database…the Hard Rock Café Guitar Pin!!

On hobbyDB, you’ll find close to 35,000 HRC guitar-themed pins — 34,917 to be exact, or roughly a third of all pins on hobbyDB — dedicated to guitars, picks and music icons representing the Hard Rock Café from across the globe and the alien world beyond.

Here are the Top-10 most valuable Hard Rock Café Guitar pins currently found on hobbyDB –

 

10. Black and Gold Large Plastic Double Neck Guitar w/ ST ($650)

This Double-Guitar “Opening Staff” style pin was created in 1989 and only distributed to staff members, including those at the Hard Rock Acapulco. They came with a rarity of just 1,000 made.

Hard Rock Cafe9. USA 3-D Skyline Series Framed Set ($770)

This collection takes the HRC USA Skyline Guitar Series and re-imagines them in gold, rather than the original silver. This framed set is one of 60 Official Framed sets found on hobbyDB.

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8. 14K White Gold Flying V Guitar with Ruby ($930)

A part of the Hard Rock Online Exclusives series, only five of these pins were produced between 2004 and 2005. The classic Flying V style pin was packaged in a lacquered red maple box with a COA.

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7. 14K Gold Guitar ($1,000)

The 14K Gold Guitar featured white gold with a blue sapphire gemstone. The pin was originally given to select flight attendants as part of a Hard Rock Café program that sold meals aboard flights.

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6. No Name Les Paul – White Logo Prototype ($1,000)

The No Name Les Paul Guitar series were the first pins to be sold retail in the world. You’ll find close to 40 of them on hobbyDB, but none with an estimated value higher than the White Logo Prototype created by Gift Creations.

Read more about the history of their creation here.

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5. 14K Gold Flying V Guitar with Diamond ($1,000)

This pin was made of solid 14K gold with a 30-point diamond center stone and arrived with a rarity of just five produced. It was sold exclusively online and packaged in a lacquered Burley Maple box with a COA.

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4. Africa Shaped Guitar with “Live Aid” ($1,200)

This sterling silver pin is shaped like the African continent to commemorate the 1985 Live Aid concert. It most recently sold for $1,200 in February of 2018.

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3. Place Guitar Series Prototype ($1,400)

The Place Guitar Series Prototype is a rare set of six pins that’s exclusive to the Specialized Local Café Series, specifically Hard Rock Café Berlin.

With a $1,400 estimated value, this collection closely trails No. 2 on the list, which conveniently happens to be…

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2. Place Guitar Series 1 Prototype ($1,800)

Arriving a year later in 2014, this prototype set was released exclusively at an event at the Hard Rock Café Berlin.

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1. Jeweled – Breast Cancer Awareness Guitar ($5,125)

What’s the Hard Rock Café Guitar pin that’s laying down the sweetest riff? That would be the Jeweled – Breast Cancer Awareness Guitar.

The one-of-a-kind pin made its debut in September of 2018 at a Pinktober launch party hosted by Melissa Etheridge at the Hollywood Hard Rock Café. A month later its auction closed at $5,125 — with all of its proceeds going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Make sure to peruse hobbyDB’s entire Hard Rock Café database by following the highlighted link, as well as close to 380 Hard Rock Cafe subject pages.

Newly Added This Week to the hobbyDB Database…Funko, Tomica and More!

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It was another busy week here at hobbyDB as we recently crossed the threshold of 500,000 items added to our database. And more is on the way with new items added hourly.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite additions to the hobbyDB database this week.

Hot Wheels

There were plenty of new additions this week from the world of Hot Wheels. Among the freshly uploaded items are 2019 Hot Wheels 5-Packs, including the outrageous Sharkruiser.

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You’ll also find new items in the catalog from both 2013 and 2002 Mainline sets.

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2002 Mainline – 1971 Plymouth GTX

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2013 Mainline – Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

See all the latest from Hot Wheels here.

Funko

Our Funko collection took on an 80s theme this week with the addition of Marty McFly with Hoverboard, a new wave of Starship Troopers and a set dedicated to the sci-fi television series “V.”

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Walmart exclusive

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers Warrior Bug

Pop! Television

V – Alien Exposed

The self-titled Black Sabbath record received the vinyl treatment in the form of a Pop! Albums release. The Office found itself shrunken to Mystery Mini size.

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The Office Mystery Minis – Kevin Malone

But the highlight of the week is arguably Funko’s new Pop! WandaVision collection. The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with six new Pop! figures of Wanda and Vision that span several generations.

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Halloween Wanda

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50s Vision

 

Peruse the latest from Funko here.

Hard Rock Café Pins

The Hard Rock Café Pins came rolling in this week once again, ranging from Africa to Miami, Vienna and throughout the entire globe. Here are some of our favorites from the week and make sure to check out the entire Hard Rock Café Pin database here.

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City Amp – Vienna

 

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Freedom Day Double Neck Guitar

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Martini Glass Girl – Limited edition HRC Miami 2018

Shop Hard Rock Café Pins here.

Print Ads

Print ads are the rage on hobbyDB right now with many added to the database this week. Speaking of Marty McFly, The DeLorean can be found among the new print ads. Check them all out here.

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hobbyDB Pick of the Week

We’re all looking forward to next year. Tomica revs up some excitement with its New Year 2021 collection. The six-vehicle set comes with tradition New Year wishes and can now be found on hobbyDB.

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Hard Rock Cafe Rolls Out U.S. Regional RV Pin Series

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We’re gassing up the big rig, packing a cooler and heading out on the highway this summer as part of the Hard Rock Cafe’s new U.S. Regional RV Series.

The new series starts in Niagara Falls and traverses the nation’s road system with 20 new Hard Rock Cafe pins before concluding its road trip in Key West, Fla.

The limited edition pins feature a state, district or national map with the name and a vintage recreational vehicle across the front. The back of the 3D style pin is antiquated silver with five line back print.

Pins went on sale in June and retail for $14.00.

hobbyDB has joined forces with Hard Rock Cafe to proudly introduce new pins.  A special thanks goes out to BlossomGirl for expediting the HRC pins to the hobbyDB database.

Will your summer vacation plans take you to any of these locations? Which RV series pin is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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