The Izzy Project

What is the Izzy Project?

Izzy, the Olympic mascot from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, has become the most widely collected mascot of all time. The exact number of different Izzy pins produced is still not known! Those of us involved in The Izzy Project are dedicated to identifying each and every pin ever produced. We are currently working on a collector’s reference book to hopefully catalogue each and every pin. We are also compiling background information in reference to Izzy and will include as much of this as possible in the book. We are seeking any additional information that you may have to contribute, including pin scans, other Izzy collectibles, stories, facts and figures. Basically any and all things Izzy! As we are also collectors, we buy – trade – sell Izzy pins, as you can tell from this website! We will have our extras posted here under the Sale/Trade page. If you have any that we may be interested in please let us know. We look forward to your help with our research.

Latest updates:
January 14, 2003, 9:43 am

IzzyPins goes live! Happy Anniversary Michael.

January 20, 2003, 10:33 am has been up for 1 week now and has had a great response! Thanks to Robin, our extraordinarily talented web-designer, for making a thousand minor changes to make this site so good. And thanks to Sylvia for keeping us straight and writing a wonderful history of Izzy. We are continuing to add pins daily and will soon by adding ‘Izzy Memorabilia’ for your ‘viewing pleasure!’ Thanks for all the kind emails, comments and pins!! Michael

March 11, 2003, 7:16 am

Still more pins to add. A special thanks goes to Vince and Elizabeth for digging up more pins for the site. THANKS!! We’re now the #1 site on a Google search!!

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