Honestly, I Do Have Questions About This Pin
I’ve been praising the All Stars Trading Cards pins for highlighting some different sports. That’s not to say that I don’t see issues with some of the sports chosen. For example, the April pin shows Pinocchio playing billiards.
The pin itself fits in well with the rest of the series. It’s a rectangle since this is supposed to be a sports card. We see Pinocchio kneeling on a billiards table, cue stick in his hand, as he gets ready for another shot. We see a couple of balls on the table as well. Billiards is written in a stripe of blue glitter on the bottom of the pin, and Pinocchio has signed the top of the card. Pinocchio is a raised pin on pin.
As I said, this pin fits in well with the rest of the series. As usual, I love how it ties to something Pinocchio does in his movie. I feel like, more than any other pin in the series, this is a shot taken directly from the movie, in fact. Then again, it’s been years since I watched Pinocchio (it’s not a favorite), so I could be wrong on that.
My issue is if billiards is really a sport. Yes, I’ve caught it being broadcast on sports channels. That doesn’t factor in to my definition. After all, they air lots of poker, and I consider that a game, but not a sport. Same, for me, with billiards. Yes, it does require skill, so I’m not knocking it. And I enjoy it, so I’ll let it slide.
Those collecting this sports themed series will certainly enjoy this pin. It’s nice to see Pinocchio captured doing something a bit out of the ordinary for him.