Picking up where I left off, do you remember the final entry in my archived blog? About that Disney pin that I was lusting after but couldn’t find: Goofy huffing and puffing up and down the mountains in the Tour de France?
Remember me moaning and groaning because I couldn’t find one of them–not one, nada, not even one?
I ended up with three. (How? An eBay shipping mishap and trading confusion.) Anyway, I gave one pin away, put one up for trade, and hung on to the third.
Several months later, and not only do I have that Goofy pin, but I’ve collected over nine hundred and fifty Disney pins.
Yep, I said “950.” And “over.”
OK, I know it’s crazy. But they’re so SHINY. (Magpie brain.)
Sixteen of my pins depict bikes. Here’s one of the latest:
What with the Olympics going on right now, maybe you’ll get a kick out of the pin. That’s Goofy, Donald, and Mickey racing bikes in the 2004 Olympics. On Pin Pics, it’s Pin 31254.
Pin Pics is cool. It’s a website that lists and describes most of the known Disney pins. As of this moment, there are over 62,500 pins listed. (See? My 950-pin collection isn’t quite so strange now, is it? Well, yes, OK, it’s still strange. But not as strange as it could be. Or not as strange as it’s going to get.) People who collect Disney pins use Pin Pics as a reference or go to the site to trade pins with one another via mail, because Pin Pics maintains a database of everyone’s collection and what pins each person wants and is willing to trade.
And now you’re all caught up, at least on that story.