In almost every sport, there are sports trading pins that you can find and baseball also has its fair share of collectors. As a matter of fact, true fans of sport allot money, time and effort in collecting game memorabilia. The kind of stuff they are collecting is varying from ticket stubs, autographed baseballs and everything you can think off.
In the game of baseball, there’s that one item that fans have in their collection and it is the pins. The popularity of these pins lead to the creation of multiple styles of it alongside various descriptive terms like sliders, danglers, blinkies, bobble heads and spinners. It can be confusing if you are not into collecting or trading sports trading pins.
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. For sliders on the other hand, it is made by forming a bigger pin with slot or hole cut out of it and smaller pin is actually fixed to the slot so by that, it slide across the front of bigger pins.
This pin is called as bobbles because the pin forms the baseball player; it is a two-part pin in which the bigger pin is representing the player’s body while the smaller pin is attached to the bigger body using a spring; hence it’s a bobble head pin.
For spinners, these are made simply by attaching small pins through hole in bigger pin and allow the smaller pin to freely spin around.
As for blinkies, they’re what the name indicates; they got built-in lights that are blinking or flashing. The light is actually a small LED powered using small fixed battery positioned on the back part with on and off switch. As for the flashing LED, it is used to show the location in the map of the team’s hometown or positioned in the eyes of the character.
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. As a matter of fact, you can get to choose glow in the dark or fluorescent color on the pin.
If you are dedicated to the sport and want to show your support and love to it, then sports trading pins are one way to do it. You can purchase special edition collectors bag too in order to protect your pins.