More information about team trading pins.

Custom team trading pins have become a popular aspect of youth league sports of all kinds, enjoyed by both players and fans. With each season, they become more popular in youth sports of all kinds, recognized as tokens of sportsmanship and worthy competition. From baseball, softball to soccer and basketball, custom team trading pins are as integral to the event as the bat or uniform.
The starting point for custom trading pins in youth sports was baseball and softball. Since Little League Baseball introduced its first official pins in the early 1980s, they have become an integral part of the entire youth baseball experience.  Many teams use companies like PinCrafters ( ) to help them design and manufacture their pins for the trading and exchanging events.
So what makes a custom pin one that others would want to trade with?  Their are numerous things theta the lapel pins should incorporate.  A logo or mascot, the team name, location, age group, year and of course the colors of the team uniform.  But what makes the pins truly exciting are the designs themselves and any added options such as glitter, dangles, blinking lights and any other fun addition you can think of.  Some teams incorporate the tournament they are in such as Cooperstown.  PinCrafters has over 10 years experience designing pins for thousands of teams.  Each pin is different based on their individual need.  That is what PinCrafters does so well.  They can take any idea or design and will create fantastic free design for your review with unlimited changes until your pin is exactly what you want.
The most common type of custom lapel pin teams purchase are the Soft Enamel Lapel Pins.  The Soft Enamel pin is known for its high quality and affordability, soft enamel lapel pins have a  3D look and feel, with a textured surface. Metal areas are raised; colors are recessed.  Soft enamel lapel pins are perfect for product branding, Corporate identity and especially team trading. With a jewelry-like appearance, soft enamel lapel pins feature solid colors outlined by metal. The metal areas are raised, giving the pin an embossed look and feel.  Soft enamel pins are the best option when you need high quality at a lower cost.  They are the most popular pin for team trading, and are collected and traded by sports teams of all ages.
The pins are usually 1.5″ to 2″ in size.  It is important to know that the size, number of colors, quantity and options such as dangles all have an impact on price.  PinCrafters has worked closely with a lot of youth sport teams and know that keeping cost to a minimum is everyones goal including PinCrafters.
Custom trading pins thrive for several reasons. When you think about it, they are really small works of art that people can carry with them. They are affordable, and designs are personalized for each team. Custom trading pins have the power to turn strangers into friends.
Custom trading pins also are time and place-specific. They highlight the year of a tournament, and link traders to the specific game or tournament. That makes custom trading pins great souvenirs for players and fans alike.People simply love their sports regardless of what else is going on.
If you would like to learn more about custom lapel pins you can visit or call them directly at 888-388-4288.  Their email address is  You will not be disappointed with the service, cost and product you receive. . .guaranteed.

Soft Enamel Softball Pin