Options Abound for This Year’s Team Pins

Youth baseball is just as much about learning the value of teamwork and hard work as it is proper batting or fielding techniques. Having a reward incentive for their work ethic and teamwork is a great way to foster responsibility and team spirit. Custom baseball pins provide the perfect medium for encouraging young players to work hard and be an active part of the team. Additionally, they can be used to trade amongst players from other teams. This helps create relationships with others and respect amongst players.

Baseball pins are often handed out by coaches to specific players as reward for an individual accomplishment. Whether the young player struck out a batter or hit a triple, any individual accomplishment can be recognized. A terrific way to acknowledge individual accomplishments amongst young players is having teammates present the pins to each other.

Baseball trading pins are also often handed out to teams after big victories, winning the championship, or simply marking the end of a successful season. Giving one away to every player is a great way to recognize the hard work of the team throughout the season. This also rewards hard work and reinforces the importance of being part of a team.

Each design is made either from soft enamel or digital print designs. Soft enamel pins are usually the most popular due to their hand-crafted authentic feel. Enamel pins are created from a custom mold based on the team’s logo or design. Raw metal is then formed to the mold to create the specified shape. Most pins are made from brass, steel, or copper. After the metal mold has been created, it is then plated in a variety of chosen finishes. The overall design is evident in the metal after molding and plating. The next step is filling in the custom molded metal with the colors of your chosen design. After the colored filling is added, customers can choose to have it coated in an acrylic layer for a smooth shiny finish or leave it as is for a textured finish.

Digital printed baseball trading pins are perfect for teams with complicated designs or for coaches that really want the design to stand out. Using advanced techniques, the team artwork is actually printed directly onto the mold. Afterwards, it is coated in an epoxy, which protects the design against wear and tear. Unlike soft enamel pins, digital printed pins are not constrained to any particular shape or size and have a much quicker turn-around time. Another benefit of this type is the ability to print actual photos onto the mold. This makes them an extremely popular choice for coaches.

Different plating options are available for both enamel and digital printed pins. Coaches can choose to have them plated with black metal, black nickel, high polished copper, high polished silver, or high polished gold. This provides added flexibility to compliment any team design.

Baseball pins can be completely customized for any team design or design of the coach’s choosing. In addition to specific team graphics, soft enamel trading pins can also have unique additions, such as hanging emblems, sliding emblems, blinking lights and much more. This makes deciding on whether to get an enamel or digital printed pin all the more difficult.

Children love the unique features that can be included in the soft enamel style. Glitter paint is a popular choice amongst coaches. These pins have glitter added directly into the color fill, which provides the pin with added shine and sparkle. Danglers in any plating option can be added as well. Often, coaches choose to incorporate the year onto the dangler. Spinners, sliders, and bobble pins are very neat options for many coaches. Spinner trading pins can have a spinning baseball in the design. Sliders can have the mascot slide back and forth across the pin. Bobble pins provide a bobble feature to logos containing a figure, such as a cowboy, tiger, or bear. In addition to all of these available features, baseball trading pins can also have blinking lights incorporated into the designs as well. Children absolutely love the movement and unique characteristics that these added features provide.

Baseball trading pins are great giveaway that reinforces team camaraderie and rewards special achievements. There are endless options for coaches to choose from and children adore the many unique additional features that can be added. These interesting little items provide children and coaches with the perfect memento to celebrate a successful season.