With over 10 years of manufacturing quality custom sports pins and spirit pins for teams and events around the world, we are confident that you will love the quality of our trading pins, our industry-low trading pin pricing and the unmatched level of service our dedicated staff provides!
Welcome to TradingPinsDirect.com, your one-stop source for the finest custom trading pins. Our talented graphic artists can help you create a pin design that is sure to be the most desirable when the trading starts at the tournament.
We offer the best prices you’ll find anywhere, and we back everything with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Get your no-obligation free quote today and let us show you how great your team’s pins can be!
Ordering your trading pins from us couldn’t be easier! With our fast, friendly, fun process, you’ll have exactly the pins you want faster than you ever thought possible!
Choose a style from our great selection. We have one that’s perfect for every team and every budget!
Once you fill out our no-obligation free quote form, we’ll respond fast with a FREE digital proof of your pin design.
You can revise the proof until it’s exactly what you want. Artwork and revisions are always free!
Once you’re satisfied with your pin design, confirm your order. Our FREE shipping will get your pins to you fast, anywhere in the continental U.S.A.!
Not quite sure what you want? No problem! Just fill out our quick quote form, and we’ll respond promptly to help you decide. We respond within 24 hours or less with details about pricing and suggestions for your pin design. We’re always happy to help, and there’s no obligation at all.Quick Quote
Once you have your pins, you’ll need a way to safely carry them to games and trading session. We’ve got you covered with great-looking custom pin bags. They feature cloth sleeves to keep your pins scratch and scuff-free, and can be customized with stickers, sew-on patches and more.
Details, Details, Details! Providing our art team with your team name, logo and colors, is the most vital part of designing a custom pin that will best reflect your team or organization. Additional details such as city/state location, age group and tournament name add more depth. The more details you give our graphics department, the more accurately they can capture your design within the first couple of proofs, saving you time and expediting the start of production.
Beware Too Many Cooks! Trading pin veterans recommend limiting the number of people who have input in the designing process to 2 or 3. If each of the players, coaches and parents vote for pin designs or revisions, not only can it lead to infighting, but many teams become so bogged down in arguing over designs that they run out of time to actually receive their pins by their event date!
Good Art Makes Better Pins! Obtain the highest quality versions of any team logos or artwork prior to starting the design process. Vector art always makes better designs.
Watch Your Size! Create a circle the size your pins will be, and make sure any text or details in the pin will be visible at arm’s length at actual size.
Watch Your Colors! Try to keep your design to 7 colors or fewer. Additional colors can add cost and time to your custom trading pin order!
Less Is Usually More! The most striking designs generally contain large mascot or logo images as the main focal point of the pin, with team name and location coming in a close second. Keeping a “minimalist” approach and only including the most relevant images or information will allow the design to appear much more colorful and clean-lined. When in doubt, leave it out! Trying to shoehorn too much info into too small a space will result in unreadable text or fine lines not translating clearly during the production process. We advise a 1.75″ or larger size to include the team’s uniform numbers, and at least a 2″ size if using player names.