A Most Ripping Button Victory

Coming to America Button Covered JacketsNY Giants SuperBowl XXI 1987 ButtonIn the movie Coming To America, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall make subtle attempts to look like real New Yorkers by donning sports jackets and plastering themselves with New York related buttons and patches. The majority of the buttons on their jackets appear to be either variations on the classic “I (heart) NY” button, or photos of the Statue of Liberty.

However, in light of recent sports related events, they both have a much more timely button on. A New York Giants SuperBowl XXI button, recreated by Busy Beaver Button Co. to the right.

A Giant’s win summarized by Prince Akeem (Murphy), “And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big “H”. It was a most ripping victory.” Indeed.

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