Monday, October 14, 2019

League Cup and League Two insert badges




A few more examples of the insert designs from 17/18 and 18/19


Round checkatrade Crewe v Wolves badges



Poor quality and unimaginative design are probably quite apt to commemorate a fixture in this tournament which is now severely diminished with the introduction of U23 teams from higher divisions....

16/17 unofficial resin Crewe kit badges



Nice to have in the collection to fill the gap but these kit badges are let down by the lack of badge and sponsor so the excellent care taken with the design/colour (especially for the home shirt) is somewhat wasted.

2017/18 Accrington v Crewe badge


Very nice red and white 17/18 match badge for the game at the Wham Stadium against Accrington continuing their match badge series that we also saw the year before.

2016/17 insert badges




A selection of the insert badges available from "Davefrombrum" for the 2016/17 season.

Fleetwood match badges 2014-15 (set 2)



Another very nice set of match badges produced for the 2014/15 Fleetwood season in two colourways (red/white & red/white/black).

Wycombe away match badge 2016/17


Lovely match badge that was part of a series produced for all Wycombe Wanderers home games in the 16/17 season.

Shrewsbury home 2015/16 match badge


This one is a bit unusual as it appears to have been made by special request for this game as we did not see others in this style.  This is the flat stamped type pin made typical of those made by our friend in the Ukraine.  Not a game I would want to remember for two long but I guess it meant something memorable to someone!

David Vaughan badge


Enter this one in the "bizarre" or "why would anyone make this" category but certainly an interesting one to add to the Crewe collection.  Made long after David Vaughan moved on from the Alex presumably by fans of one of his subsequent teams.  He was good but not sure he quite merits the sentiment on this badge!

Mansfield match badges 2016/17 & 2017/18



Excellent sets of badges produced by Mansfield for the last couple of seasons.  Lovely design and colours.

Pink CAFC



Pink version of the CAFC letter badge previously seen in red/white and red/black

2016/17 Grimsby away match badge


Unique badges produced by Grimsby just for the 16/17 season as far as I am aware.  Can't remember where I got this one from so not sure if it was official or not but I suspect these issues were unofficial.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Choose Crewe


Searching on ebay today I was quite amused to see this badge.  Am sure the maker has no clue about the link between trainspotting and Crewe.  Choose life and of course we all chose Crewe Alexandra. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

League Two, League Cup and Checkatrade Trophy insert badges 2017/18






A few varieties of the insert pins from "davefrombrum".

2017/18 Crewe v Stoke pre season badge


A new design from Nadja for this pre season game...  the only game where this style of badge was produced.

2016/17 Matchday badges - roundup

Here are the rest of the badges that came from Nadja for league games...











Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hartlepool v Crewe 2016/17 insert match badges



The badges from my 2nd game of my trip home last February.  Another miserable defeat on the field but at least I got these two badges off it (again from Davefrombrum on ebay).


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Crewe v Stevenage 2016/17 insert badges



More badges from 'Davefrombrum' from the 2016/17 game vs Stevenage - a special one for me despite the defeat as my two boys were the mascots for the day.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Accrington Stanley v Crewe 2016/17 Match Badge


This beautiful enamel badge for our 2016/17 away game at the Wham Stadium was one of a full season set produced by Accrington (made by Black Dragon Badges).  

Friday, October 13, 2017

When skies are Grey badge


Generic insert badge with the words from "you are my sunshine" that has been adopted and adapted by so many teams.. including CAFC.  

2017/18 Unofficial Kit Badges


It's a real shame that the club don't issue official kit badges every year as I always think they look great.  These resin unofficial efforts from 'davefrombrum' on ebay fill the gap a little but with the lack of sponsor and club badge they do fall a bit short....

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

EFL Cup 2017/18 vs Bolton

Set of insert badges from "CaptainChaos" on ebay in a familiar design for the Caraboa EFL Cup first round game against Bolton.  At the price he charges for the relative low quality of these badges I am amazed that he sells any at all.

2017/18 Insert Match badge vs Newport

Dave from Brum returns as a regular matchday badgemaker for League Two with different base designs for each competition with specific match inserts added.  This one for the home league game vs Newport is in the red home colours with the league trophy on the left side.  Dave does a great job with these and if demand is there Dave would produce these for every single game but for me, I just like to collect one of each base design.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Oldham and Preston badges 2014/15 - alternate colorways



I only bought these in the Crewe colours (red/white) so I wanted to capture a picture of some of these alternate colours when they appeared on ebay this week.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

League Cup badges 2016

A couple of badges from our short league cup run back in August 2016 again from Nadja in the Ukraine...