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Baseball Trading Pins Are Part Of A Distinguished Sports Tradition!

If you’re viewing our website, you know custom trading pins are a huge part of youth baseball. Players, coaches, parents and officials, all love to trade sports pins.

And of course, if you’ve ever been to the Little League World Series, you know what a big deal pin trading is. There’s almost as much fervor for trading pins as there is for baseball.

Yet many people don’t know how the craze for trading pins began. From beginnings in the modern Olympics more than 100 years ago, custom trading pins have evolved into a staple of youth sports around the globe.


The precursors of modern trading pins showed up as early as 1896, at the first modern Olympics, held in Athens. Badges were used to identify officials and athletes. A decade later, athletes from Sweden introduced the first true pins as we know them today in the national colors of blue and yellow. Athletes began swapping trading pins among themselves to celebrate international friendship through sport.


Trading pins continued to be popular among Olympians for decades, but they really took off in the 1980s. At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., pin trading became a hit with spectators as well as athletes. In 1983, Little League Baseball introduced its first official trading pin, and the rest is history.


By the late ‘80s, corporations started producing their own trading pins too. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Coca-Cola opened its own Official Olympic Pin Trading Center, featuring custom Coke trading pins. The trading pin center proved so successful that the company has maintained one at every Olympic Games since then.


It’s understandable why trading pins are so popular. They are affordable, attractive, and easy to carry. They help foster a sense of belonging among traders and promote international friendship, turning strangers into friends through the trading process. BaseballPins.com is committed to furthering that trend by providing the finest baseball trading pins available at the best prices you can find anywhere.


When you’re shopping for baseball trading pins, BaseballPins.com is your best source. We guarantee top-quality pins at unbeatable prices. If you’d like to know more, fill out our no-obligation free quote form, email us at pins@baseballpins.com or call us toll free at 1.877.870.4950.


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