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. The kind of stuff they are collecting is varying from ticket stubs, autographed baseballs and everything you can think off.
There is one item that is collected widely by baseball fans and these are the pins. These pins come in different styles and at the same time, different descriptive terms similar to sliders, danglers, blinkies, bobble heads and spinners. It can be confusing if you are not into collecting or trading sports trading pins.
Danglers are the type of pins with smaller pins that is attached to it with a jump ring to make room for smaller pin dangles to be put 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”.
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 just a small LED that is powered by small fixed battery in the back side of the pin with an 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.
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. If you wish the shiny polished metal of your pin to reflect light and be emphasized, then go for translucent colors. The truth is, you can choose buy as well glow in the dark or fluorescent color on your pin.
These sports trading pins are quite attractive and least expensive collector’s item you can get. You can purchase special edition collectors bag too in order to protect your pins.