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In Atlanta, Olympic Pin Trading Continues 20 Years After Hosting The Summer Games03:18
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Randy Parsons (front) speaks with other Olympic pin traders at the monthly pin show in Atlanta. The event has been happening at the Varsity drive-in since the 1996 Olympics. (Sam Whitehead/GPB)
Randy Parsons (front) speaks with other Olympic pin traders at the monthly pin show in Atlanta. The event has been happening at the Varsity drive-in since the 1996 Olympics. (Sam Whitehead/GPB)
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Twenty years ago, during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the Varsity Drive-In was ground zero for Olympic pin trading. But the trading didn’t stop when the Olympics ended. A dedicated group meets once a month to buy, sell and trade the little metal trinkets.

Sam Whitehead from Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Media sent us this audio postcard.

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Sam Whitehead, contributor Georgia Public Media. He tweets @sclaudwhitehead.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.

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