In any sport played today, you are going to see countless of hardcore fans who turned collectors and like collecting stuff such as sports trading pins. True fans of this sport are allotting time, effort and money to collect game memorabilia. The kind of stuff they are collecting is varying from ticket stubs, autographed baseballs and everything you can think off.
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. It can be confusing if you are not into collecting or trading sports trading pins.
In danglers, it have two sizes of pins; the small pin is attached to the jump ring of the bigger ring for the former to dangle under the bigger pin. When it comes to sliders, it’s made by forming bigger pins with the slot or hole cut out of it and smaller pin is fixed via the slot so it does slide across the front of bigger pin.
This pin is called as bobbles because the pin forms the baseball player; it is a two-part pin in which the bigger pin is representing the player’s body while the smaller pin is attached to the bigger body using a spring; hence it’s a bobble head pin.
In relation to spinners, these are made by just attaching a small pin in the hole of bigger pin to let the smaller pin to spin.
In blinkies, it does what the name suggests; it is blinking or flashing using its built-in lights. The light is only a small LED powered by small fixed battery in back of side of pin with 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. Translucent colors on the other hand let the shiny polished metal of pin to show through and to reflect the light. The truth is, you can choose buy as well glow in the dark or fluorescent color on your pin.
These sports trading pins are very attractive and at the same time, budget-friendly collector’s item. You can purchase special edition collectors bag too in order to protect your pins.