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Baseball Trading Pins

Baseball trading pins are specialty trading pins that are traded at Little League Baseball games. They have grown in popularity over the years because they make the game a more memorable experience. Baseball trading pins are most popular at tournaments like “Cooperstown” and “World Series”. At these Little League tournaments, young baseball players are approached by other teams to trade pins as soon as they arrive. The importance of baseball trading pins is often overlooked by newcomers to the sport. For these beginners the importance of pin trading becomes all too clear only days before the event.

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Experienced baseball teams will order baseball trading pins early in the season, from January to April. They know they should start the design process early to get the best trading pins. Just like any custom work of art, it should not be rushed. During the summer, thousands of teams will order each day as the demand increases. This puts a strain on the factories and is why other pin companies cannot guarantee the production time during the summer. At Pins Fast we can guarantee the production time of our standard baseball trading pins, even during the summer. We even offer a guaranteed 24-hour production of your baseball trading pins, a product that no other pin company can offer. We also offer incentives to order early, so that we can be proactive in reducing the load on our factory. Contact our design team for a free design and quote today, you may qualify for a FREE BANNER or 20 FREE DECALS with your pin order.

Most often, we design your baseball trading pins as offset printed (standard). The reason why is because offset printing can produce incredible details without any of the defects that can occur with hand-colored pins. Pins with players names and numbers on them and other fine details should be printed in order to ensure quality production. What’s best about printed trading pins is that they are cheaper, and we can make them in a single day! We have heard only positive reviews from many of our customers after they receive the offset printed baseball trading pins. We work year-round to ensure our factory is ready for the busy summer season.

While other companies are frequently late in their deliveries, we never let down your team. In many cases we have come to the rescue when the other companies let them down. We make sure that your little league team is rewarded for its dedication and hard work.

Baseball Trading Pins Designs

At Pins Fast, we make ordering pins fast and easy. That is why we offer free baseball trading pins designs and quotes, right on our website. The link to the design is sent to the email you provide to us on our free design and quote form. You can view the design yourself and even share with other team members if you like.

Our experienced designers work around the clock to design pins for everyone. We use the best industry standard software and proprietary design techniques. We have perfected the art in order to make some of the best baseball trading pins designs, ever. If you are pin-trading at a local tournament or Cooperstown, you will see many of our baseball trading pins in high demand, each year. Ask our design department to start your trading pin design today!

Cooperstown Trading Pins

Trading pins at Cooperstown is the experience of a lifetime. Our Cooperstown trading pins reflect our enthusiasm in designing pins for America’s most elite Little League Tournament.

We understand the importance of pin trading. These are not just trading pins, they are the identity of your team and a symbol of your proud accomplishments. When little league teams trade pins with one another they are learning some of the most important skills in their lives. Important social skills such as compromise, loyalty, respect, and even smiling can go a long way in life. Many players also make new friends while trading pins with other teams. Making friends with the other teams encourages good sportsmanship. Perhaps that is why Cooperstown trading pins have become almost as important as the game of baseball itself. We are proud to take part in this American tradition.

Cool Cooperstown Trading Pins

Pins Fast has designed some really cool Cooperstown trading pins over the years. Some of our coolest Cooperstown trading pins are designed in part by our customers who are willing to communicate with us about what they like. Sometimes the trading pin starts out one way and ends up looking completely different when the final design is produced. We offer these designs for free and you may have as many revisions as you need until the pins look just right for your team. Our free designs are also called digital “proofs”. They are a digital 3-D mock-up of what your pins will look like.

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Cooperstown Trading Pins With Numbers

We get several requests for baseball trading pins with the players names or numbers on them. We can easily add the names or numbers on any two-inch or larger sized trading pins. Adding players names and/or numbers personalizes your trading pins even further and commemorates the Cooperstown World Series for your players.

Cooperstown trading pins with blinkers

Blinkers

You can see in the image to the right, these Cooperstown trading pins have areas for the players numbers inside of baseballs. If you want the players numbers on your Cooperstown trading pins, be sure to at least tell us the amount of players on your team. If you do not have all the names and numbers we will use placeholders in the mockup until you are ready. We get requests sometimes that mention the need for players names or numbers on the pins but do not tell us how many players or the names and numbers. If we just have the amount of players we can use generic numbers like one through twelve on the pins just as an example. We will do whatever it takes to design the best Cooperstown trading pins for your team in 2013.

Cooperstown Trading Pins with Blinkers

These pins also have 2 blinking lights called “blinkers”. Our customers say that adding blinkers can make one of these trade for at least 3 other pins. Adding accessories is always well worth the expense as it almost guarantees that you will walk away with the most pins. This is the secret to pin trading, and you will be surprised by how many Cooperstown trading pins do not have accessories at all! When you fill out the description of your design, be sure to mention that you would like to have accessories on your Cooperstown Trading Pins.

Trading Pin Design

To get started on your Cooperstown trading pins, World Series Trading pins or any trading pins for any sport – just fill out our free design and quote form. We will respond (usually the same day) with a pin design and quote with no obligation to buy. We enjoy working with you and look forward to designing your pins!

Printed Baseball Pins

Printed baseball pins can be made faster and with higher detail if using the offset printed method of production. Offset printing technology is improving, and designers are creating new types of printed pins never seen before. The resolution is higher, meaning a high degree of sharpness and detail is produced. An epoxy dome is then added the the printed pins which seals and protects them while giving them a glossy shine. With this method, rush pin deadlines of 5-7 days can be met.

Quality Printed Baseball Pins

Offset printed baseball pins for the JacketsRush trading pins can be made to a very high standard of quality. Printing also allows the artist to use wild new techniques and less restrictions. These two factors combine to make offset printed baseball pins your method of choice for your baseball trading pins this year. Printed baseball pins are sometimes desired over soft enamel pins when trading because of their originality and unique look. Our artists are finding new ways to create offset printed baseball pins. One unique new concept is to use the plating of the printed baseball pins to show through in certain areas of the design, acting like a color itself. Using this technique we can make offset printed baseball pins that really shine.

Printed Baseball Pins Fast

If you have less than 2 weeks before a trading event, it is safe to say that you cannot purchase Soft Enamel trading pins this summer. Do not worry – offset printed pins are great for any trading event – including Cooperstown and USSSA World Series games across the USA. You can get offset printed pins by filling out our for for a free design and quote. Just click the button for free art and we will send you your free printed baseball pin design and quote with no obligation to buy.

Strike Force Baseball PinsYou can get your free printed baseball pins artwork for your team just like we made for “Strike Force” absolutely free. Just click the button above and fill out the simple form. We appreciate the opportunity to design great printed baseball pins!

Hard Enamel Trading Pins

hard enamel trading pinsHard enamel trading pins give you and your baseball organization the kind of recognition it deserves. Hard enamel is frequently used for the highest quality lapel pins, and seldom do we see them as trading pins. Trading pins are most commonly seen as soft enamel, which is easier for production and has become industry standard. Hard enamel pins are typically used for jewelry quality lapel pins, whereas soft enamel is considered a bit more rugged, which fits baseball trading pins well. It is also more difficult to get high detail into a hard enamel lapel pin. Sometimes of course we have to think outside the box. When West Garden Grove Little League needed baseball trading pins they asked for a higher level of manufacturing. They needed hard enamel trading pins that look prestigious and last forever.

Trading Pins & Memories

Hard enamel trading pins will be a collectors dream for years to come. The quality of design, production standards and high quality control standards help to produce a lasting treasure for little league baseball players. These hard enamel pins are also a beautiful keepsake for the parents, coaches and fans.

Hard Enamel Differences

Hard enamel is different because the coloring in much more flush with the surrounding metal. You can see on the image examples below, the hard enamel pin on the left. See the coloring on the crossed bats? The coloring is not concave, it is flush with the surrounding metal. This method is generally more expensive but it also creates a more traditional pin. Click the image to take a closer look.

Both types of baseball trading pins display exquisite quality manufacturing. The only difference is presentation. Soft enamel is typically used to get a bigger bang for your buck in trading pins.

A hard enamel lapel pin is more commonly seen on a tuxedo or well fitted suit. A soft enamel pins are commonly seen on lanyards or baseball hats. Hard enamel creates a more classic look by raising the enamel flush with the metal. Both pins are made to the highest quality standards but offer different styles for different presentations.

Cracker Jack Trading Pins

A customer thought up this great way to present trading pins to her son’s team. She first checked that no team members had any nut or peanut allergies. After confirming that there were none, she bought a box of old-fashioned Cracker Jacks for each team member. She then carefully opened the bottom of each box, took out the lame prize (sorry Cracker Jacks, but these have gotten silly) and then inserted the trading pins, each in its protective plastic bag. She then resealed the box with a little carefully placed tape.

Surprise: Trading Pins

When the team gathered to watch videos and have hot dogs before the next tournament, each boy got a box of Cracker Jacks and found their trading pins. Can you imagine how surprised they were? More exciting videos resulted.

Of course all members received more pins for trading and gifting later, but what an impact that surprise delivery had!

Cracker Jack Trading Pin Suprise

I love how parents support their teams and are sure to keep the team and sports experience a positive one.

So put on your thinking cap. I’d love to hear what you come up with and I’d love a picture!

Happy Tournament Season!

Joyce

Trading Pin Sliders

Baseball season is here, and it is time to start thinking about what type of trading pin design you would like. We work around the clock designing baseball pins, and we aim to finish each first design in less than 2 hours. Of course we offer superb quality because your need a very trade-able lapel pin. We are fast but also offer the best designs and the greatest quality.

Pins with slidersWe designed the pin below for a team in the Chicago area. The slider makes the pin more exciting. If your team trades pins, you know how these added features makes a pin one of the “gotta have it” ones.  Adding these features doesn’t add much to your pins’ cost either.

It is always good to order trading pins early while there is plenty of time to add these tweaks and design a pin that will excite your team.  Order well before the trading events begin, and we can offer incredible deals!

Happy trading!

Rob