There are sports trading pins in virtually every sport you can find and similar to baseball, it has plenty of collectors too. As a matter of fact, true fans of sport allot money, time and effort in collecting game memorabilia. Believe it or not, any item you can think of, there are available collectibles for it such as autographed items, used ticket stubs and so on.
However, there’s that one item collected by virtually any baseball fans and these are pins. These pins are available in various styles with tons of descriptive terms such as sliders, danglers, blinkies, bobble heads and spinners. As for those who don’t have much idea on sports trading pins, it can be bewildering.
Danglers are pins that have smaller pins attached to it together with jump rings so by that, the smaller pin dangles literally beneath the bigger pin. Say that you want sliders, you’ll notice easily if what you are looking is one if the bigger pin has slot or hole cut out of it and the smaller pin is fixed on the slot for it not to slide across the front side of bigger pin.
The bobble head pins are again a two-part pin in which the bigger pin is designed often as baseball player’s body while the smaller pin is made as the player’s head and attached to the bigger pin using a spring so that’s why it is called “bobbles”.
For spinners, these are made simply by attaching small pins through hole in bigger pin and allow the smaller pin to freely spin around.
In blinkies, it does what the name suggests; it is blinking or flashing using its built-in lights. The light is actually a small LED powered using small fixed battery positioned on the back part with on and off switch. The flashing LED is typically fixed in place of the character’s eyes depicted on the pin or, this can be used in showing the location of the hometown of the team on the map.
In relation to baseball lapel pins, it could be finished using different colors like glitter which is perfect in attractively catching light and can be used in highlighting the team’s name. Translucent colors on the other hand let the shiny polished metal of pin to show through and to reflect the light. The truth is, you can choose buy as well glow in the dark or fluorescent color on your pin.
These sports trading pins are very attractive and at the same time, budget-friendly collector’s item. You can even buy special edition collectors bag to be able to preserve the quality of pins.