There are sports trading pins in virtually every sport you can find and similar to baseball, it has plenty of collectors too. True fans of this sport are allotting time, effort and money to collect game memorabilia. This stuff they collect actually vary from autographed merchandise, ticket stubs and everything you may think off.
However, there’s that one item collected by virtually any baseball fans and these are pins. The popularity of these pins lead to the creation of multiple styles of it alongside various descriptive terms like sliders, danglers, blinkies, bobble heads and spinners. It certainly is can be confusing if you are not a sports trading pin trader or collector.
Danglers are pins that have smaller pins attached to it together with jump rings so by that, the smaller pin dangles literally beneath the bigger pin. Say that you want sliders, you’ll notice easily if what you are looking is one if the bigger pin has slot or hole cut out of it and the smaller pin is fixed on the slot for it not to slide across the front side 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.
For spinners, these are made simply by attaching small pins through hole in bigger pin and allow the smaller pin to freely spin around.
Using the built-in lights it has, blinkies as what the name implies are blinking or flashing. The light is just a small LED that is powered by small fixed battery in the back side of the pin with an on and off switch. Flashing LED is usually fixed in place of the eyes of the character or may be used to show the location of the team’s hometown on map.
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. As a matter of fact, you can get to choose glow in the dark or fluorescent color on the 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.