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January 12, 2023

Golden Rules To Remember When Trading Pins for Baseball

January 12, 2023

Are you interested in exchanging trading pins whenever you attend baseball tournaments or other large baseball events? Do you want to create lasting memories for your baseball career by collecting trading pins? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about trading pins for baseball.

Doing so will help you open your eyes to the "unwritten rules" of trading pins. You'll understand proper etiquette when exchanging them and getting the pins that you want for your collection.

See below for an in-depth guide on things you should remember when trading pins for baseball, no matter when or where your travels take you.

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Baseball Nationals Trading Pin 2021

1. Create Custom Trading Pins

First and foremost, if you don't already have custom trading pins for your baseball team, that's your first step.

If you take the time to create a baseball trading pin that's unique, then others will find value in it and want to add it to their collection. Especially if your team ends up doing well at the event!

This can also help you add to your collection, rather than detract from it. For example, if you have 30 extra custom trading pins for your team, then that allows you to trade them for 30 different trading pins and thus gain 30 more unique trading pins for your collection.

Without custom trading pins, you'll have to trade a pin you've collected for another. Your collection won't grow, it will just be a swinging door of unique trading pins. That's hardly ideal.

Instead, use our services to create custom trading pins for your next event. You'll be able to choose from many different materials, design a beautiful aesthetic, and match the colors with your team's jerseys for an entirely individualistic pin.

This can also encourage your coaches and players to get involved in trading pins at tournaments by giving/selling them a few extra pins to add to their collections.

2. Establish Your "Non-Negotiables"

Every collector has those pieces in their collection that they love most. There are naturally going to be a few trading pins for baseball that you don't want to trade. There's nothing wrong with that.

If that's the case, then you'll want to let other traders know that those particular trading pins are off-limits; they're "non-negotiables" and you won't listen to any offers for them.

This can help you avoid an awkward or stressful scenario. If you find value in the trading pin, then you can bet others will too. Put the trading pin on your lanyard backward so that everyone else knows you won't be putting them in any potential trades.

Just like your favorite MLB baseball team, there are pins on your "roster" that you consider to be your superstar pieces. They bring too much value to your collection to depart with.

This will also ensure a more enjoyable conversation for everyone involved. Knowing what's available for trade, other collectors can offer a trade for one of your pins or move on, which will help you capitalize on the time you have at the tournament for discussing potential trades at your baseball events.

3. Know the Subliminal Value of Size

Have you ever gone to trade one of your pins to another avid baseball trading pin collector, but come up empty on the deal? Not only did they nix the trade idea, but they also weren't even interested in the pin, to begin with. Instead, they wanted a pin you weren't expecting them to have an interest in.

One of the subliminal factors that people use to trade baseball pins is size. Whether they intend to or not, the size of the pin has to be almost identical, otherwise, it isn't worth the trade in their eyes.

Knowing that you can use that information to have higher conversions on your trade offers. You can also use this as you design your custom team trading pins. By making larger ones, your pins will be seen as more valuable than other teams' trading pins in their eyes.

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World Series Trading Pin for Baseball

4. Don't Just Use Tournaments

If you only ever think about your baseball trading pin collection when you're at tournaments, then your collection won't see much growth. Those with impressive collections are far more intentional with adding to their repertoire.

How? By going to additional events outside of the baseball tournament realm. They attend things like trade shows, conventions, and expos to meet other avid collectors.

You can also find Facebook groups of avid baseball trading pin collectors to expand your network of collectors and get your hands on pins you otherwise would never come across.

5. Gather Information As You Trade

You want to understand what makes a baseball trading pin collector tick. You want to improve your haggling skills while trading your pins. There's an art form to all of this!

But how can you perfect your craft? By learning more about what collectors look for. Any time that someone shows interest in your pin or points to one, in particular, ask them why they're intrigued by that particular one.

You can use this information when you order your next set of custom team trading pins. That way, your custom pins will give you more leverage for the pins you wish to trade for.

Trading Pins for Baseball: Perfect Your Craft

Now that you have seen a list of rules to remember when trading pins for baseball, it's obvious that you should start by creating your custom pins for your team.

Take the time to read this article for more information on the art of trading little league pins and everything else you might want to consider.

To get started, please give us a shout at 1-888-998-1746 or complete our form and we will be delighted to help you further.

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