Today’s Swag is Tomorrow’s Memorabilia
The 2020 presidential election is going to be one of the most compelling in America’s history. Whichever side you are on, you are going to want some election swag to commemorate this historic event. As a lover of history and politics, I am super excited that here at PinMart we are expanding our line of Political Products with some cool new swag!
Newly added to our inventory are stylish election hats and t-shirts. We are also offering politically-themed magnets, bracelets, and face masks. Of course, pins are still our most popular item, and we have a great selection of political buttons and lapel pins.
Everyone loves swag. It’s a fun expression of our popular culture. If you save these novelty items long enough, they can also become a history lesson. Political memorabilia is especially interesting because it tells the story of American democracy.
In much the same way that sports fans collect baseball cards and moviegoers search out autographs of their favorite Hollywood stars, there is a real niche for political memorabilia. There are auction houses devoted to it. At these auction houses, you can find pieces going back as far as Lincoln and even Washington. There is a Truman campaign button selling for $175.00 and JFK election posters going for hundreds of dollars. A campaign ribbon from 1908 is up for sale on eBay.
Who’s to say if the Trump Hat you buy today will someday be worth hundreds or if in the distant future a Biden Pin will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. But it is certain that we are living in historic times. Future generations will look back at this period as pivotal to our nation. It is exciting to witness and be a part of. I’m going to hold on to my political mementos to remember that.