It’s a safe bet that almost everyone reading this has visited a Hard Rock Cafe. Over the years, my wife and I have never failed to visit two, three, or more each vacation. She has purchased a Hard Rock T-shirt and pin at each one. They all celebrate the city where the cafe is located, but Hard Rock offers an incredible variety of pins. While researching for this post, I actually found a Hard Rock pin featuring cupcakes.
Of course, rock artist pins are a big deal, and Elvis shows up in hundreds of designs. Here are just a few I found of interest.
Hard Rock Cafe LOS ANGELES – Hunka ELVIS Birthday DRAGON PIN:
From 2006. Hunka “Elvis” Birthday green & yellow Dragon wearing white jumpsuit and playing a mauve & red birthday cake shaped guitar. Limited edition of 300. Selling for $39.99.
Hard Rock Cafe FOXWOODS ELVIS BURNING LOVE PIN:
From 2016. Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, CT. The Joe Patruccio signature painting of Elvis, titled Burning Love. Limited edition of 300. Selling for $20.99.
ELVIS PRESLEY ebay Exclusive LICENSE PLATE Pin:
From 2001. Tennessee License Plate “Elvis 1” with the word Graceland and a gold record in the background. Limited Edition of 2500. Selling for $19.99.
Hard Rock Cafe MEMPHIS — ELVIS PRESLEY Blue Suede Shoes Guitar Pin:
From 2001. Guitar featuring the word Memphis and a pair of blue suede shoes. A rare silver base metal pin, although the number produced is not listed. Selling for $49.99.
Hard Rock Cafe BOSTON — ELVIS 80TH BIRTHDAY PIN:
From 2015. The Joe Petruccio signature ( barely visible because of glare) Elvis painting with the words LOVE and 80th Birthday. Limited edition of 300. Selling for $20.99
Hard Rock Cafe Staff Elvis TCB Bolt Gold Crown Pin Takin’ Care of Biz:
Not much explanation given about this one except that it is the “old Style: Apparently it was not sold to the public but distributed to cafe staff. So there must be a lot of them out there. Selling for $14.99.
Hard Rock Cafe MIAMI — ELVIS PRESLEY “50 Years of Rock” Pin:
From 2004. Issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of “That’s Alright, Mama,” considered by Elvis fans the Birth of Rock and Roll. Limited edition of 200. Selling for $39.99.
Hard Rock Cafe MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley Series Pin with Gold Frame:
From 2103. More Joe Petruccio artwork – Elvis’ profile with the light shining on him during a performance. Limited addition of 400. Selling for $29.99.
Hard Rock Cafe Elvis Presley Signature Series Pin – Rags Riches Rock Royalty:
From 2002. Lots of stuff here. Elvis in black, Elvis in white jumpsuit, real young Elvis, his name, the years of his life, and the text, “From Rags to Royalty to Everlasting Fame. One of the largest pins offered at 2” x 1-3/4”. No mention of it being a limited edition. Selling for $24.
Hard Rock Cafe Online Elvis Presley Series PIN:
From 2013. Another big one, and another Joe Petruccio drawing. A very limited edition of just 200. Selling for $24.99.
Hard Rock Hotel Tampa Elvis Presley Pin “Take My Hand:
From 2014. Not one of Joe Petruccio’s better Elvis images. But a big pin with the familiar ELVIS in red letters sign. Limited edition of 300. Selling for $24.99.
Hard Rock Cafe BILOXI 2012 Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special:
From 2012. The description of this one is a little confusing. I believe this is the front of the pin. And you can open it up like a book and see this:
Limited edition of 500. Selling for $39.99.
Elvis Presley 1977-2002 25th Anniversary Hard Rock Cafe Five Pin Boxed Set:
From 2002. Five small pins in a 6”x 7” display box. Limited edition of 5000 (limited?). Selling for $49.99.
For some reason, Hard Rock Cafe Elvis pins don’t seem to show up at the Elvis auctions. But if you might be interested, there are tons of them available here.
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