Why Trading Pins
About Trading Pins
The trading of custom sports pins gained popularity at the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. Little League Baseball introduced its first official trading pin in 1983. Teams began bringing baseball trading pins to each tournament to trade with players from competing teams.
Today, custom trading pins are popular among most team sports such as soccer, swimming, softball, hockey, football, basketball, tennis, golf and rope jumping. Even other competitive events such as Destination ImagiNation, Robotics team competitions and Scouting meets.
Most tournaments have a pin trading ceremony at which the teams get together to trade pins with each other. This event is one of the highlights of the tournament for the players.
Based on your pin's design, size and options, it will have a certain level of trading power during tournaments. For example, a baseball trading pin with glitter colors and a dangler may trade 2 for 1 with a pin without those options. It is our goal at TradingPinsDirect.com to ensure that your team has the most sought-after pin design at your tournament.
Our design team will help design a trading pin that will get you the most trading power for your investment. With our years of trading pin design and manufacturing expertise, we will provide you with the most sought-after pinsat your next tournament while maintaining your team's budget.
Popular Trading Pin Options:
2. Glitter or translucent colors
4. Blinking lights
5. Bobble heads
6. Simulated Gem Stones
Sizes and Quantities
Each player should bring 35 to 50 pins to the tournament, depending on how many other teams will be attending. Don't be caught short when the trading starts!
Your trading pins should be at least 1.5" in size and range all the way up to 3" or larger. The most common and preferred size for collecting is the 1.75" size.