LAPEL PIN BLOG

Mike Wall - Jun 26, 2018

We’re deep into youth league baseball season. You just found out your team made the tournament. Congratulations! But now you need trading pins in just a couple of weeks. You don’t want your team to be the only one there without pins to trade. What can you do?

Your options are limited, but you do have some. You might not have the best trading pins at the big game, but you can get attractive baseball pins that will trade well.

The Trouble With Late Pin Orders

It’s no secret that trading pins are hugely popular in youth league baseball around the world. Pin trading is a terrific way to break the ice, share part of the experience of the games, and make new friends at every tournament. It’s no wonder that virtually every team wants to have trading pins for the big games.

So, teams start ordering custom trading pins in the spring. By June, everybody’s ordering, and the factories around the world that produce the pins have order backlogs. Orders that might take two weeks in May stretch to three or four weeks in June. By mid-June it’s pretty much impossible to get fully custom trading pins in time for a July or August tournament.

Reputable trading pin providers can offer rush custom pins that will imprint your design onto one of three stock designs. They’re a great way to get good quality custom pins fast. But sometimes there’s just no time even to get those. You can still get trading pins in time, however.

The Solution – Stock Trading Pins

If you’re really up against a deadline, and you don’t want your players to suffer the disappointment of not having any pins at all, you can order stock pins. These typically feature one of several designs such as screaming baseballs, crossed bats and other common elements. Will they have the trading power of fully custom pins? No. But they will give your players pins to trade when they need them.

The Real Solution – Plan Ahead!

The best way to avoid trading pin ordering troubles is to plan ahead! So you’ve learned an important lesson for next year. Remember, it’s always better to have pins and not need them than to need them and not have them. Great pin providers will help you create great-looking baseball trading pins in plenty of time for the big game.