Are you looking to order USSSA pins for your baseball team soon? The value of collector's items (including baseball pins and other sports memorabilia) may be on the rise.
Planning out how many pins to order, and deciding when to order them can be a hassle. You don't want to order too many and have a bunch left over, but you don't want to order too few, and not have enough for your players to trade.
Luckily, we put together this guide to help you decide when you should order your baseball pins, and how many to order.
Team baseball pins are collectible pins that can have the team name, player names, year, and other cool stats about your team on display. You can collect and trade other team's pins to have a great souvenir of the teams and games from that year.
Having custom baseball trading pins can be a great way to boost team confidence and morale. Players will be glad to have an official pin celebrating their accomplishments as a team.
First, you should consider when you want your team members to get the pins. Do you want to give them to your players for their first game? Or save it for the tournament?
If you want your players to have team baseball pins from the start of the season, you may want to order more than if you are just ordering them for the tournament.
Your players may want to trade pins throughout the season with other teams, and you'll want to have enough for them to trade with all the teams you'll play.
Many teams give the players their pins when they go to a tournament to celebrate the big game. This is a great time for players to get to know other baseball players and even make lifelong friends.
Once you decide when you want to get the players their pins, you'll need to know what kind of pins you are ordering so you can order in advance. There are a variety of customizations that can make for some really cool tradable pins, but these will take longer to make.
Generally, it can take anywhere from 3 days to 4 weeks to get custom pins made and delivered. You can get some ready-made USSSA pins or stock shape and size pins in as little as four business days. So this can be a great option if you're in a hurry.
If you're looking for custom baseball trading pins, creation and delivery can take up to 8-12 days for offset printed pins, or up to 3 weeks for enamel pins. Just to be safe, it's a good idea to order these pins about a month in advance of the big event or tournament.
When you're looking to order custom pins, you need to consider your budget. It can be cheaper to get some standard custom pins in bulk. Adding extra features such as glitter or spinners can cost extra per pin.
First, consider your total pin budget, and the total number of pins you want to order. This can help you determine a good price on how much you are willing to pay for each one. Pins with lots of customization options might take a little longer to produce, so make sure you're ordering them well in advance!
Once you've decided on a good price for the pin, you can start looking at what customization options you can afford to get the coolest pins you can for trading.
Having a cool pin means that many players will want to trade for it at the tournament. This also increases its value as a collectible item later on.
Finally, consider the economic effects of supply and demand. You want to make sure to order enough pins to keep all your players happy, without having too many that they won't be worth as much later on.
While the big pin trading teams sometimes buy up to 30-50 pins per player, there is no need for Little League teams to have that many.
If you are giving the pins to the players right before the tournament, you only need about as many Little League pins per player on your team as there are the number of teams playing, plus a few extras to give to their friends and family.
This way, players can usually collect a complete set if they find the right people to trade with. If you have around 15 players on the team, and you have a huge tournament of 16 teams, you'll want to order around 250-300 pins at least.
For smaller tournaments, you might not need quite that many, and you can always decide to order fewer to keep costs down. We also have a guide that can help you calculate how many pins to order based on your team.
Don't forget to order extra pins, just in case. Kids have a way of losing small items, especially if they have access to them for longer than just the tournament. Your players might also want to give some extra pins to their grandparents, other relatives, or friends from school.
Trading USSSA pins is a great pastime for Little League baseball players, and it can be a lot of fun to find rare and popular pins from other teams. It can also be a blast to ask your team members for their input on how to design your team's custom baseball trading pins.
Make sure you order about a month in advance for custom pins, or at least a week in advance for stock pins, and make sure you order enough pins for everyone on your team to be able to trade with all their friends.
Ready to order your custom USSSA baseball pins? Get a quote from us today! We can help you save money on your pins with stock shapes or help you create a fully customized pin to help your team stand out.