There are sports trading pins in virtually every sport you can find and similar to baseball, it has plenty of collectors too. The truth is, fans of such sport even allotted their time and money just to ensure that they’ll get their hands on these 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 come in different styles and at the same time, different descriptive terms similar to sliders, danglers, blinkies, bobble heads and spinners. As for those who don’t have much idea on sports trading pins, it can be bewildering.
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. Say that you want sliders, you’ll notice easily if what you are looking is one if the bigger pin has slot or hole cut out of it and the smaller pin is fixed on the slot for it not to slide across the front side of bigger pin.
The bobble head pins are again a two-part pin in which the bigger pin is designed often as baseball player’s body while the smaller pin is made as the player’s head and attached to the bigger pin using a spring so that’s why it is called “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.
In blinkies, it does what the name suggests; it is blinking or flashing using its built-in lights. 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.
When it comes to baseball lapel pins, there are different finished that can be used for it similar to glitters that are perfect for catching light in the most attractive way or highlight the name of the team. On the other hand, its translucent colors allow shiny polished metal of the pin 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. Maintain the quality of your pin by buying a special edition collectors bag for it.