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April 9, 2017

How many baseball trading pins should we buy?

Hello Pin Traders! Today’s post talks about another one of our most frequently asked questions: How many baseball trading pins should we buy for our team?

The goal in buying baseball trading pins is to maximize the fun and memories your kids will share during pin trading, while minimizing the amount of cost to mom and dad. Unfortunately, most tournaments don’t provide you with guidelines when it comes to buying sports pins

A rule of thumb we’ve developed over the years after getting feedback from parents post tournament is the following:

(# of kids on your team) x (number of teams in the tournament) + 5-10%.

Theoretically, this gives every kid on your team the opportunity to trade with every team in the tournament, or come away with a full set per say. A few reasons for the 5-10% extra:

1) Parents recommend having a few for younger siblings to trade, happy kids = happy parents.

2) Kids will want a couple extra to give or trade with friends.

3) Always good to have a couple extra to make up for lost pins, kids do the darndest things

There are not many reasons to buy more than this equation, the only instance we see is with a team that knows it will be playing in multiple tournaments.

There are however a few reasons to buy less.

  • The first is obviously budget, however our staff is keen on a few ways you can save money on your order by changing up the design or other order metrics.
  • Another reason is the supply & demand curve. Pin trading follows the laws of economics. Oftentimes a limited supply of a well designed, popular trading pin can put your kids at an advantage. Although pin trading is often encouraged to be 1for1, you'll find this gives way when it comes to a limited supply of a popular pin. Popular pins are often larger than 2.0”, and typically have two or more upgrades.

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To learn about a few proven design methods that will allow you to buy less without necessary having to fork over more cost per pin, check out another article of ours on pin tradability

To find out more about trading pins, click the red ‘Get Pricing Now’ button below, or give us a call at 888-998-1746 to get started on your teams design today!

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