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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bradford v Crewe 2015/16 set #1


This set of three badges (white, brown & yellow) are the latest offering from the badgemakers who do designs for match badges on ebay for a wide variety of matches.  They are of reasonable quality (I bought just the brown version) but the design is pretty dull.  Its hard to get to excited about match badges produced by someone with no affiliation with the game involved...

Runs through my veins...

I think they are really scraping the barrel now with these resin badge phrases....  these appeared on ebay in early 2016...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

White poppy / old logo

An extra two badges made to compliment the set of 5 produced in 2013. Looking at Wiki, "The white poppy is a flower used as a symbol of peace, worn as an alternative to, or complement to, the red remembrance poppy for Remembrance Day" so there you go....

Travelling Alex #2

The pink version here is the third colour released featuring the styalised club logo that has been adopted by the Travelling Alex - presumably to meet a demand.  I always think that pink and red are somewhat awkward together but hey that's just my opinion!  The other version of the badge is a raw version without any colouring at all - not sure if this was ever supposed to be released or if many were made but its nice to have in the collection.

2011-12 Promotion Contenders badges

These six "promotion to League One" badges feature the logos of the 2011-12 League Two season's automatically promoted teams plus the four playoff contenders (of course this is where CAFC fit in).  I first saw these today (on ebay) so I don't think that these were made back in 11/12 so its a bit of a mystery as to why someone would produce them now.  As seems typical these days there are too many colour varieties to want or indeed be practical to collect them all.  I went with the red one for my collection. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Colchester match badge - Sep 2014

Yet another match badge from our friend in the Ukraine.  Thin metal as normal but a different design to previous issues and also the first for a regular league game.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Northern Ireland friendly vs Qatar - May 2015 match badge at Crewe

Three different badges (two designs) available at the NI international friendly held at Crewe on 31/5/15.  Unless I am mistaken, I think these are the only badges ever made for a game at Gresty Road not involving Crewe.

Chesterfield v Crewe 14/15 match badge

Produced by 'Terrys Badges', it was certainly a surprise to suddenly see these appear from Chesterfield.  They are apparently officially endorsed as they are available in the club shop.  For the 15/16 season they will apparently only be produced for teams new to the division.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wolves v Crewe 2013/14

This is an effort that came out for the Wolves v Crewe game in 2013/14.  Unlike many of the others produced for these Wolves games over the years this has a very unofficial look about it with its generic style and lack of logos. 

JPT Trophy Final 2013 badges not yet featured

For some reason I neglected to post about this set of three JPT final badges when I posted about all the other varieties.  This set is simple yet attractive with a nice selection of three colourways and a broach fitting.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Another 'missing E' post

I picked up this beaten up old version of the infamous 'missing E' set a short while ago.  Apart from the obvious missing E I do wonder if this was an early run as the lettering just seems to be a little poor in its quality.  This particular badge is very grubby and the pin is broken so must have had a fun life to this point!

Cufflink Style!

Something a little different here and I am a little confused with myself as to whether this counts as a badge or not...  The first question is whether it started life as a badge.  The design is one certainly seen on other badges and there is the strong possibility that someone pulled off the pin fitting and stuck on the cufflink style fitting, however it could also have been made like this in the first place to accompany the pin badges made at the time.  Who knows? Not me anyway :)  As to whether it belongs in a badge collection - well its in mine so I guess it does!