In any sport played today, you are going to see countless of hardcore fans who turned collectors and like collecting stuff such as sports trading pins. True fans of this sport are allotting time, effort and money to collect 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.
In the game of baseball, there’s that one item that fans have in their collection and it is the 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.
In danglers, it have two sizes of pins; the small pin is attached to the jump ring of the bigger ring for the former to dangle under 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.
Bobble head pins are the two-part pin wherein the bigger pin is made resembling the body of the baseball player while the smaller pin forms the head of the player attached to the body using a spring, which is the reason why it is referred to as “bobbles”.
In relation to spinners, these are made by just attaching a small pin in the hole of bigger pin to let the smaller pin to spin.
As for blinkies, they’re what the name indicates; they got built-in lights that are blinking or flashing. The light is just a small LED that is powered by small fixed battery in the back side of the pin with an 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.
If you want to catch light attractively or perhaps, thinking of ways on how you can highlight the team’s name, you may consider collecting baseball lapel pins. 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.
These sports trading pins are quite attractive and least expensive collector’s item you can get. You can even buy special edition collectors bag to be able to preserve the quality of pins.