What are Baseball Trading Pins?

Youth baseball teams have relied on baseball trading pins for years. They’re a great way to show team spirit and pride. Players love to collect and display pins at tournaments throughout the sporting season. Outside of the actual games, trading pins can be one of the most exciting events at a tournament. On top of this, many baseball tournaments even have special ceremonies dedicated to pin trading. All of the teams get together and it’s a great opportunity for players to interact with umpires, coaches, and each other in a relaxed, enjoyable environment. Plus, if your team comes equipped with a special, unique pin, you can create a memory that will stick out for years to come. 

Types of Baseball Trading Pins

Different types of tradng pins

At Baseball Trading Pins, we specialize in a handful of fully custom trading pins that are sure to wow players and coaches alike. Primarily, we work with four different kinds of pins. These include: 

  • Soft Enamel: These are our most popular pins. Soft enamel is the highest quality for unique pin designs that are crafted to stand out. These metal trading pins have the widest scope for different enhancements which can include danglers and sliders. If you’re looking for something that will really show off your team pride, this is a top choice. 
  • Offset Pins: If you want a more detailed design, you’re going to want to choose an offset pin. These printed pins are finished with a special epoxy dome that protects the design from scuffing and scratching. If you want some fun add-ons, you can consider blinkers or spinners. Everyone will want to trade for one of these prime offset pins. 
  • Quick Pins: These are an excellent option for when you want a simpler design and you want it done more efficiently. You can choose from multiple high-quality designs. One of the most popular is the trade-worthy baseball diamond design. If this sounds right for you, you can have a quick pin ready in around four working days. 
  • Stock Pins: These are ideal for when you just can’t wait. We have a selection of crafted baseball stock pins that we hold for just these occasions. On top of that, we have some generic pins that are typically ready for overnight shipping. 

On top of this, we are always willing to deck out your pins with some extra flash. For a pin that’s going to be at the top of every player’s trade list, we can add some additional bling for a low per-pin cost. 

We also frequently offer pin specials so you can score some incredible discounts on popular pin types and styles.

Setting a Trading Pin Budget

What are trading pins?

For every baseball trading pin, there’s a corresponding price. Before you go crazy with your designs, sizes, and add-ons, you’re going to want to set a firm budget. It’ll help you from spending too much and it will make sure that you’re getting the right products for the right price. There’s an easy way to find out how much you’re willing to spend for each individual pin. 

First, consider the add-ons you want and factor those into your total budget. Remember that, even though some of these only cost ten cents, that number will add up if you’re buying for a larger team. 

Next, consider the level of detail you want. More detail will possibly result in you choosing a soft enamel pin which can add to your final budget. Intricate displays should be discussed with your designer so you can get a ballpark (pun intended) figure for the cost. 

Then, once you’ve added all of these numbers up, factor in some extra padding. This way, even if every player on your team trades a pin, you’ll still have some leftover for commemorative occasions, special events, or simply for the memories. Plus, you want to make sure coaches and umpires get pins too. It’s half of the fun. 

When you have your final number, you can then divide that by the number of players on your team. This will give you a fairly accurate estimation of how much you are going to spend on each pin. If it’s feasible, you’ll want to factor in some wiggle room so you can ensure that you are able to get some extras or do additional bonuses if need be. 

Picking the Right Designer

While there are dozens of companies on the market, few – if any – come close to the quality, professionalism, and attention to detail that we have at Baseball Trading Pins. Our designers work with teams of all sizes to craft the ideal pins and ensure that they match up to your needs. 

We’ll walk you through every step of the design process. If you have an existing design idea, that’s excellent. Bring it to us and we will help you finesse it, choose the right pin type, and suggest add-ons that will take your design to the next level.

On the other hand, if you’re not sure what your design will look like, we’re here to help as well. Whether you have a general concept or you’re starting for scratch we can help your baseball trading pin dreams become a reality. And as far as the artwork is concerned, don’t worry for one second. All of our custom artwork comes included in the final cost so you don’t have to worry about the premium designer fees that some other companies like to charge. 

We can talk through your budget, suggest the right style of pins to meet your price point, and help you work out shipping so your pins arrive well ahead of your next baseball tournament. It’s an exciting step for both you and your players and it’s sure to create memories that will last for a lifetime. 

If you’re ready to learn more about the baseball trading pin background and our design process, contact us today. Our team is ready to help you make an informed decision that will result in a pin that every player in the league will want in their collection. Fill out our quick no obligation form to get started.