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Designing Great Baseball Pins Can Be Easy and Fun

As you’re thinking about your team’s trading pins for the coming season, remember this: great trading pins are made, not born. If you want your team’s trading pins to rock the tournaments, to be the ones everyone’s willing to part with 2 or 3 ordinary pins to obtain, you’ve got to get creative!

Right now, before the season begins, is the best time to create your team’s trading pin design for the coming season. You’ve got plenty of time to discuss and plan your design. The talented artists at have plenty of time to help you create a fantastic looking trading pin. Since we never charge for artwork or revisions, it’s a win-win situation any way you look at it.

Creating a great trading pin design can be easy, fast and fun. With a few tips from, your team’s pins are sure to be a grand slam.

For starters, sit down with your players and discuss what trading pins appealed to them last year. Ask what pins they thought were the best ones they saw last season. Ask which ones they didn’t like. It’s likely that other teams felt the same way your players did about certain pins. Just about everyone can appreciate great trading pins.

There’s one really basic rule when it comes to baseball trading pins. Bigger pins ALWAYS trade better. The bigger the pin, the more popular it is. Period. No exceptions. It’s a question of detail. An extra quarter-inch increases the surface area of your pins by up to 25 percent. That’s more space to showcase great artwork and flashy design elements.

And make no mistake - flashy is what you’re looking for. “Understated” doesn’t exist in the trading pin world. You want big, splashy graphics and colors. Think Disney World meets the Las Vegas strip. If your trading pins are going to make people say “Wow!” they’ve got to be big, bright and bold.

Think about your basic pin design. Does your team have a mascot? Put it on the trading pins. If you don’t have one, the talented graphic artists at will be happy to help you create one that your team will love and your opponents will fear!

Once you’ve got the basic design down, it’s time to kick up the trading value. Great pins can trade for two or even three more ordinary pins. Add trading value by adding options to give your pins that extra “wow” factor.

You don’t have to spend a lot to get great looking pins. One of the best and most economical options is glitter enamel. This affordable add-on gives your trading pins a great, rich sparkle that’s sure to catch traders’ eyes.

Danglers also are an economical way to customize your trading pins. These can specify the year of the tournament your team plays in. You can even replace them each year without having to replace the entire trading pin.
Remember that team mascot? If you really want to get attention, give him/her/it blinking eyes! LED lights are a terrific option that really adds to the trading power of your team’s pins.

For the ultimate in trading power, add motion to your trading pins. can add sliders, spinners and bobble heads to your pins to give them an eye-catching, can’t-miss appeal that’s sure to be the talk of the tournaments.

Now that you’ve got some great ideas, is your next stop. We are dedicated to giving you the finest baseball trading pins you can get, at unbeatable prices, and with the best customer service you’ll find anywhere. If you want to find out more, or if you’re ready to order your team’s 2011 trading pins, just give us a call, toll free, at 1-877-870-4950, email us at or fill out our free quote form. We can’t wait to help you create the greatest baseball pins your team has ever seen!

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