Special Reports

February 13, 2014

For veteran Olympic pin trader, Bakker, games are a marathon of hunting, haggling

Dan Bakker figures he’s set a record by attending 17 Olympic games — winter and summer — without seeing a single sporting event. The Branson, Mo., resident says he’s too busy collecting and trading pins during the games to watch the games. For Bakker and others devotees, acquiring and swapping pins is an Olympic sport in itself that takes dedication, focus and a keen eye for that ever-elusive rare gem

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