With baseball season just around the corner, team managers and company owners are on the lookout for baseball trading pins to give away to their players. These pins normally contain the logo of the team, as well as the mascot representing the team (if any). There are some which contain the name of the event, the place where the event is held, as well as details regarding the players whom the pins were intended for. This includes the name, the position, and the jersey number.
Baseball trading pins have been among the main attractions of any baseball event. In fact, organizers usually set aside a certain day for pin trading to please both spectators and players of the event.
As a team manager, one should be aware of what type of pin he or she should request for a certain sporting event. The trading pins should be processed to fit the requirement of the event.
For example, when your team is joining the Cooperstown World Series, held in Cooperstown, New York, your baseball trading pins should be bigger and fancier compared to other pins. Most pins for this event are sized at around 2 inches, although some prefer pins to be 1.75 inches big. The most popular choices in the Cooperstown World Series would be soft enamel pins as well as photo screen pins. Add-ons are optional, but focus first on the size rather than the bling. Baseball pins for this event are the most abundant since there is a total of 104 teams currently listed as participants. Each team should approximately have 1,200 pins in total.
The other baseball league everyone looks forward to is the Little League Series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The most popular choices for baseball trading pins for this event would be the durable soft enamel pin and the inexpensive print screen pins. When thinking of how many pins should be made, take into consideration the siblings as well as the fans of the baseball team for which the pins are made for. Although it is the Little League, you should not choose small-sized pins but instead choose bigger ones, at approximately around 1.75 inches to 2.0 inches.
The Triple Crown Slump Buster event held in Omaha Nebraska is also popular among pin-trading enthusiasts. This event is considered as one of the largest baseball tournaments for young players. The pin trading, which is the highlight of the event, is not limited to the youngsters. In fact, a bigger chunk of the population belongs to the older age bracket, thus it is expected that at least 50 to at most 75 pins should be possessed by each player of the said event. Just like the first two events above, pin collectors and traders in this event prefer bigger pins, no smaller than 2.0 inches if possible. Add-ons can be a major attraction, but some prefer the traditional, big pins that contain the name of the team, the logo, and the players’ names.
Lastly, baseball trading pins are also created for USSSA World Series that happens late June every year. Again, it is important to remember that size does matter in making trading pins attractive. The average size is pegged at around 1.75 inches to 2.0 inches, but one can go as low as 1.5 inches. In terms of add-ons such as secondary pins, it is advisable to choose a bobble head, a spinner, or a dangler. They’re not mandatory but such add-ons can add to the value of to your pin, therefore giving you more trading power. In determining the quantity of pins to be made, take into consideration last year’s number of participants and add as little as 10% to it. That’s a safe number and you can be assured that almost all participants can trade pins with your players.