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...

Better Quality pic of the Ukrainian badges...

The seller reached out to me with a better quality scan of his badges so I wanted to share it on the blog!  They are great pins but collecting them all is way to pricey!  I love the designs though!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

2016 /17 badges from Nadja in the Ukraine

Some more of the Ukrainian badges from 2016/17.  I like them and will try to collect one if its a new design but its totally unrealistic to collect them all.  I will try to capture an image to put up on the blog though when I see one!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Danny Murphy 13 in Black

I have this badge of Alex legend Danny Murphy in both Yellow and Black varieties....  I wonder if there is a red one out there too!

Exeter match badge 16/17

Another badge from ebay seller "captainchaos".  This set of three badges was made for the Exeter home game and is of the resin insert type.  This seller sells them for £7 plus postage each so I have no idea how he sells much at all!  Nice design and shape though but way over-priced.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 League Two Badges vs Hartlepool & Newport County

I have to admit, I do like these pressed metal badges that are produced over in the Ukraine.  THe quality and designs are very good.  Usually we only see them from this seller for cup games but these two league game badges appeared on ebay in Oct 2016.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The return of the modern insert badges

This week, a seller called 'captain_earp' from Sheffield appeared on ebay with no less than twelve new insert badges in various shaped and designs.  Its hard to tell from the pictures if they are as poor in quality as other insert badges that have appeared in the last years (stickers that lose their stick!) but at least there is some variety.  All the badges are metal with the majority having a standard clasp pin.