Posts Tagged ‘softball trading pins’

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Have you ordered your custom baseball or softball trading pins yet?  If you haven’t, now is the time to do so.  We’re gearing up for yet another successful year and we want to make sure that we have time to create attractive and memorable baseball or softball trading pins for you.

It’s not too late to order.  In fact, you can still beat the rush.  Simply submit your request through our FREE price quote form located on our website, by emailing or calling us.  We offer free artwork and design services to meet your needs and will go the extra mile to make sure that you’re 100% satisfied with your order.

Let us know your team name, team colors, mascot, hometown, and even your player names and numbers.  This is a great way to personalize your pins.  The more attractive you make your design, the more noticeable the pins will be in a crowd.

Add glitter, cut out an area of your design or have a message silkscreened onto your pins.  These are some of the ways you can add interest and character to your baseball or softball trading pins.  A little flare can go a long way at games and tournaments.

Create custom baseball and softball trading pins.  They’re a hit with teams nationwide!  Contact Lapel Pins Plus for more information about spinners, sliders, blinkies, danglers, and bobble heads.  We’ll be happy to explain the different trading pin styles that we offer in detail.

Email your team’s request to  If you want to speak to us directly, you can do so by calling 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’re here to help!  Let us know what we can do to make this year’s design outstanding.


Monday, April 7th, 2014

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time to start thinking about your custom baseball or softball trading pin design.  What can you do to make your pins stand out this year?  If it’s your first time ordering from us, you’ll want to know what different types of pins that we offer so you can choose the one that is the most fitting for your players.

Here are the styles of trading pins that we can create for you:

  • Sliders. Consisting of two pieces, a slider slides across a stationary piece giving the appearance of movement when interacted with.
  • Spinners. Like a slider, spinners have two pieces.  The fixed piece provides the foundation for the pin whereas the spinning piece moves to create a unique and memorable memento.
  • Blinkies. Consisting of one or two blinking lights, this style of trading pin is operated with an on/off switch.  It is one of the most visually attractive pin styles that we offer.
  • Danglers. Once again, this type of trading pin has two pieces.  One is stationary.  The other consists of a dangling charm.  This is a great way to promote your sport of choice by making the charm a baseball or softball bat, glove or ball.
  • Bobble Heads. A stationary piece makes up the body while a spring loaded piece makes up the head.  When flicked, the head “bobbles”.  This style of pin is perfect for showing off team mascots.

We can make your pins even more memorable by adding glitter, cut outs or silkscreens to your design.  Let us know how we can best represent your team.  Our talented team of artists want you to be satisfied with the final product.

Beat the rush by getting your custom trading pin order in today.  Contact us with your request for a no obligation, free price quote and digital file containing the custom artwork that we created for you.  Email your ideas to  If you’d rather speak to us directly, you can call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and to receive the knowledge and support needed to create a custom trading design that is sought after by other teams.


Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Baseball and softball season is fast approaching.  Have you thought about what type of pins you want to order for your team this year?  If you haven’t, now is the time to do just that.  We’re only going to get busier as the season gets closer and closer.

You can be ahead of the game by getting your order for danglers, spinners, sliders, blinkies or bobble heads early.  We can help you determine which would work best with your chosen image or mascot.  Let us know what elements of design appeal most to you.  We could always silkscreen your players’ names and numbers on the pins.

Don’t forget custom lanyards.  Your young athletes will need a way to display their pin collections.  This will make it easier for the players to trade pins with their peers.  Let us know how many you need for the season.  Don’t forget to order enough for yourself and the parents of your players.

Beat the rush and get your custom trading pins ordered right away.  Let us know how we can make this year’s design outstanding.  Email your ideas to  You can also call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free and request a no obligation, free price quote.  We’ll send it and a digital file containing the custom artwork that we created for you to your inbox.

Contact us right away to get the design process started.  Our talented team of designers are standing by and they’re willing and eager to work with you on the artwork for this year’s 2014 baseball and softball season pins.  Submit your request so we can get started on your order now.

Once you’ve approved the design and paid for the order in full, we will finalize it and send your pins to you at your chosen destination.  If it’s an address in the US, we pay the cost of shipping them to you.  That’s how we say thank you for choosing us for your trading pin needs.


Friday, May 17th, 2013

Baseball and softball season is in full swing.  Teams wanting custom trading pins should contact us as soon as possible.  We can help come up with a one-of-a-kind design that meets the needs of any team.  This can be any style, shape, color, and size although we recommend creating at least a 1.5” size pin.

Consider add-ons like glitter, silkscreening or simulated gemstones if your budget allows.  This allows you to set your team apart in the crowd.  Consider including
baseballs or softballs with players’ numbers to personalize the artwork that we create for you.  The most sought-after trading pins are the ones that are elaborately designed, colorful, and unique.

Don’t delay!  Teams from all over America have started to order their custom baseball and softball trading pins.  Get yours right away.  Contact us before it’s too late to order baseball and softball pins for your team.  We want your team to get the recognition that they deserve this year.

Visit to request a free price quote and email file containing the custom artwork that we created for you. Email your ideas to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll assist you with your request by offering suggestions and our expertise. Take advantage of our free artwork and design services as well as free shipping to US addresses.  We’re here to help assist you every step of the way.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Have you been at a Little League tournament and a certain trading pin is receiving all of the buzz?  Sometimes it seems that every person you talk to asks you “have you seen the so and so pin”.  This summer, your pin can be the one receiving all of the praise and attention.

Here are a few tricks to help you with this endeavor:

  • The first is size.  No matter how great your pins are, they need to be a big enough size to catch ones attention.
  • The second is design.  A great design is critical.
  • The third way is with add-ons.  We offer add-ons such as glitter paint, spinners and blinking lights to help take your pin to the next level.
  • Glitter paint adds the shimmer that literally catches your eye in the sunlight.
  • Spinners are parts of the pins that actually spin in a circle.  Sliders travel left to right or up and down along a fixed line on your pin.
  • Blinking lights or “blinkies” flash a bright red light which is a great way to get noticed.
  • Danglers are great because they allow for more customization and they are very reasonably priced.
  • Gemstones are also a great and effective way to liven your pin up.
  • We have many more tricks of the trade that we can share with you with just a quick call to one of our experienced sales representatives.

Contact us today to find out more details about all of the different options that will help take your pin to the most sought after pin at your next tournament.  Visit to request a free price quote.  Email your request to  You can also call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We can’t wait to get started on your trading pins with add-ons today.

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Youth softball and baseball is heating up all across the U.S.  T-ballers to teenagers are in full swing of their seasons with their eyes on post season tournaments.  A few fortunate teams get to go to Cooperstown for a national tournament, but the majority of other teams will travel to other closer destinations for their tournaments.

No matter where your tournament is, trading pin “rules” will apply.  We are here to help you design the best pin possible that will trade better than all of the others.  Our years of experience designing custom trading pins helps us figure out what works and what doesn’t in regards to design.

Today, let’s look at the attached trading pin and see what made this such a successful pin.

Large Size

This is a 2” pin.  The bigger pin, the higher perceived value the pin has.  1.5” is the smallest you would want to go and we have done pins as big as 2.5” to 3”.

Glitter Paint

Glitter paint.  Adding glitter to any pin instantly takes a normal pin to an outstanding pin.  Try to incorporate glitter whenever possible.  It has great “bang for the buck”.

Black Metal Plating

The black metal plating of this pin is really cool too.  Little leaguers all over like pins that are plated in black.  They make the pin look tougher than most other pins.

Unique Shape and Design

Unique shapes and designs allow room for creativity.  The interesting way this pin is cut out was a huge hit at the tournament.

Player Names and Numbers

Customizing the pin with your players’ numbers is a great way to differentiate your team from others.  Personalized pins trade fast at tournaments.  People love going home with a piece of memorabilia from their experience.

Transform your trading pins this year by experimenting with different sizes, shapes, and add-ons.  We can give you suggestions once we’ve heard your idea or concept.  Visit today to see samples of the pins we’ve created for other baseball and softball teams.  You can also email your inquiries to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free to request a free price quote and full color digital proof.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Now that we are officially in baseball and softball trading pin season, we thought we would do a quick blog on the advantages of ordering lanyards with your trading pins.

The first and most popular use of the lanyards is to pin your trading pins to the lanyard.  This keeps your pins in one area and makes for easy access when trading.  Each lanyard can hold a lot of pins which allows you to show off your traded pieces of memorabilia.

Another great use for lanyards is to attach your room key or hotel key to the key ring.  At large tournaments where the players sleep in villages, each player is responsible for keeping their own room key.  A lanyard with a key ring is the perfect tool to help keep track of your keys.

Parents can where the team lanyards to show off their pride.  Tournament officials, coaches and players can all wear lanyards that have identification cards attached in one of our PVC pouches.  Our badge holders come in many different shapes and sizes to accommodate your needs.

The badge holders are also great to hold maps or player rosters.  It has never been easier to just grab your PVC holder and see who is up to bat by checking your protected roster.  Your players can also wear these items to school and keep their ID cards in them.

Lanyards and trading pins are a great pair.  Enhance your trading pin experience by including an order of lanyards.  Visit today to request a no obligation, free price quote and full color digital proof.  You can also call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free or email as well.  We can’t wait to get started on your trading pin and lanyard designs right away.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

When it comes to trading pins for little league baseball and softball teams, the goal is to have a highly desired pin so that you can easily trade with other teams.  Each week, we have been offering tips to help you achieve this goal.  This week, we are going to look at adding player numbers to your trading pins.

As you can see from the pin posted with this blog, adding numbers is as easy as letting us know all of your team’s numbers.  Once our artists have all of the player’s numbers, they can show you how to best fit them onto a pin.  Some creative ways we have done this in the past is to put the numbers inside of baseballs or softballs.

We can put the numbers inside of gloves or even put the numbers inside of a smaller version of your team mascot.  We can arrange the numbers in many different ways.  In the trading pin you see here, we have them arching below the pin.  There is no set way that they have to be arranged, it can be completely up to you.

Some teams prefer a random pattern of numbers, some like to put the order on the pin that matches the batting line up, or you can always just put them in numerical order.  Adding glitter to your numbers is also a great way to attract attention to your trading pin.  There is something about glitter that positively affects how people view the pin.

Stay tuned for future posts that will cover more trading pin tips from the pros.  With baseball and softball season fast approaching, it is one topic we’ll be writing about a lot.  As always, you can direct your questions or inquiries to us by emailing or calling 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We also have a convenient online free quote request form.  You can find it by visiting

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Today’s blog will be focusing on how to use danglers and cut-outs to spruce up your trading pins for the coming baseball and softball season.  Traditionally, danglers hang off of the bottom of the trading pin and usually display the year, or the age group of the kids.  Common danglers included a baseball or softball, a glove, or a bat.

As you can see here in this image, this team used a dangler on the inside of their pin.  Instead of hanging off the bottom of the pin, this baseball dangler will swing freely inside of the trading pin.  The way they were able to accomplish this is by cutting out the inside portion.  Cut outs are any area of the pin that has been cut away leaving a void in the pin.

Giving Your Trading Pins More Value During the Baseball or Softball Season

With trading pins, the more cut-outs you have, the more value your pin has.  These little secrets of cut-outs and special dangler positions are all used to increase the perceived value of your trading pins.  The more others want your pins, the easier time you will have trading.  Sometimes, you can even get two pins for your one.  That’s when you know you have a truly awesome pin.

Types of Trading Pins You Can Choose From

Here are a few of the different types of trading pins we offer:

  • Glitter.  Adds sparkle to ordinary paint.  Great for drawing attention to certain areas of a pin.
  • Slider.  A sliding piece moves across a stationary piece easily giving the pin the appearance of movement.
  • Spinner.  Like a slider, a spinning piece is attached to a stationary piece.  Players can use their finger to make the piece spin.
  • Danglers. Small, dangling charms hang off a base pin.  This helps add to the overall appeal of the pins.
  • Bobble Heads. Made to look like a person or mascot, the head is attached to a stationary pin by a spring.  When jiggled, it looks like the head is moving.  This is a popular style of trading pin because it is interactive.

Stay tuned for future blogs with other inside secrets on how to boost your pin’s trading value.  With baseball and softball season fast approaching, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to create and swap trading pins.  Visit to see examples of some really amazing pins.

Submit your questions and inquiries to us via our free quote form at, email or call 1-800-252-0904.  A trained sales professional can help you identify things that will help your design ideas stand out at games and tournaments.  Creating an exceptional trading pin is easy when you have Lapel Pins Plus by your side.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Trading pins are not just for the players and coaches but umpires as well.  This provides them with the opportunity to trade with other empires and with the players from teams all across the U.S.  In addition to making new friends, they also get to collect pins from every state in the nation.  Who doesn’t love having a big and varied collection of custom trading pins in their possession?

At Cooperstown and the Little League World Series, pin trading is an anticipated event.  Every bit as exciting as the tournament itself, players, coaches, and umpires from all over the world gather together to show off their trading pin collections.  They get to decide which pins are worth parting with and which ones are worth hanging onto.  They also get to make offers to other traders in regards to their custom trading pins.  This makes for a fun, friendly, and interactive experience each year.

Umpires Play Big Role at Games and Tournaments

Without the help of umpires (which a large majority are volunteers), the summer tournaments that kids love to attend would not be possible.  These professionals are a major part of the entire baseball and softball experience.  That’s why they all should have their very own pins to trade.

Games and tournaments bring people together which makes it the perfect opportunity to trade pins.  The more attractive the pin the better the chance it will be traded first.  That’s where we are the most helpful.  We have helped design thousands of pins throughout the years and we know what qualities make them tradable.  Spinners, sliders, blinkies, bobble heads, and danglers are all popular trading pin styles.

Classic Design Proves Umpires Mean Business

The umpires that we have created custom lapel pins like to incorporate an image of an umpire in a classic stance like calling balls and strikes behind the plate, or standing in the ready position down one of the base lines.  They also incorporate the city or state where they hail from as a way to personalize their pins.  Details like these add to the overall appearance of the custom trading pins and give them higher perceived value.

Part of the appeal of custom products is the ability to make them personal and meaningful for the people that order them.  That’s why we go above and beyond what is asked from us so our customers can get the umpire pins that they envisioned.  We can take any idea or concept and turn it into a quality pin that everyone wants in their collection.

Visit to see samples of the pins we have created for our customers.  Once you have determined what you want on your umpire pins, call 1-800-252-0904 or email to speak to a representative about getting a free price quote and full color digital proof.

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