Mike's Hard Rock Cafe World\\\
Welcome to my little place on the web for pin collecting
It began as I traveled the USA on job interviews. During my free time I would find the nearest cafe & buy a pin or two to say that I was there. Fast forward to 1999 when I did a search for Hard Rock Pins. Shortly after that I ran down to my closest cafe at the time (Cleveland) & bought $500 worth of stuff in 2 weeks. The trading frenzy was born! Since that day I have tried to collect every pin released & quickly learned that I couldn't afford it. For the last few years I have just concentrated on older pins (from the pinguide). I mostly chase horizontal Les Pauls, old city guitars & Holiday based guitars.
Today I live in the greater Los Angeles area where my closest cafe is Hollywood. I have met many great people in this hobby from online trading or just meeting them at events such as Pindex or making road trips from cafe to cafe. Feel free to check out my website and if you have any questions or can help me find some pins that I need PLMK.
My 50th swipe was at the Tampa Casino!
Meeting of the minds at PinSanity 2008. From left to right:
Chaz Brunton, myself, Virgil LaFerney, Roger Lemke, Jim Haron & Michael Terrill. Many thanxs for your help on these pins!
Pinsanity 2012 - Left to right
Mark Zeoli, myself, Roger Lemeke, Michael Terrill & Jim Haron
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