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Wanna help design a coin commemorating the Hall of Fame?

Apr 2, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT


Cee Angi pointed this item out from the Federal Register:

The United States Mint announces the opening of a national coin design competition that will culminate in the Secretary of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

You can begin making submissions on April 11, 2013 and the process will be open until April 26, 2013. Unless they don’t get 10,000 entries, in which case it will stay open until May 11. Rules and info and stuff can be found here.

If they really want this to be historically accurate and reflective of the values of the Hall of Fame, they will take the top 100 most worthy entries, throw them all away claiming that none are quite good enough, and then pat themselves on the back for their exacting standards and dedication to moral purity or whatever the hell it is these people do these days.

And in case you’re curious: my entry is gonna feature Dick Allen, Alan Trammell and Barry Bonds on it, giving the finger, with a Latin inscription which translates to “we don’t need your stinkin’ validation, clueless sportswriters.”

  1. UgglasForearms - Apr 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    My submission is blank on both sides.

  2. Sorbet Te Charta Saccus - Apr 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Whenever someone talks about how meaningless the Hall of Fame is, and tries to downgrade it’s importance not just to baseball fans, but to Americans as a whole, remind them of this story. It’s important enough that the United States Mint is going to make a coin to commemorate it.

    All the more reason that it is imperative that they start getting the right people to vote to get the right people their busts in there. It’s pretty lame that there is no bust of a top 3 pitcher(Clemens) and hitter(Bonds) of all time,

  3. skids003 - Apr 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Let’s design a coin commemerating the writers who vote for the HOFamer’s, too. It should have a big turd on one side, and The BBWAA logo on the other.

  4. 18thstreet - Apr 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Is it going to be made out of platinum?

    • paperlions - Apr 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM


  5. vallewho - Apr 2, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I’ll send in a blank ballot.

  6. lyon810 - Apr 2, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    No, I don’t.

  7. bennoj - Apr 2, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Buck O’Neil’s profile.

  8. historiophiliac - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I can’t wait to us one of these to buy stamps at the Post Office. I think the postal worker will get a kick out of it!

  9. neveraboutveracity - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Craig, on some occasions your jaded sports blogger shtick is unfounded and misguided. This is one of those times. I look forward to this coin.However, I don’t believe a single coin is warranted. It should be a series of a dozen. Perhaps a Negro League series is also in order to pay tribute to those who were ignored and disrespected for so many years.

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