Put Your Team on Every Trading Pin Collector’s Must-Have List
By Caryn Smith (c) 2014, All Rights Reserved
There may still be snow on the ground, but sports fans are already dusting off their baseball bats and oiling their gloves. That makes this a great time for you to create in-demand collector’s items that command attention and generate a buzz about the upcoming season. Whether you own or manage a team, sponsor the local Little League, or coach the high school’s wrestlers, customized collectible pins are sure to be a hit.
Create Eye-Catching Jewelry
Trading pins are a hot souvenir, largely due to their colorful artwork, attention-grabbing details, and low cost. They’re popular with promoters and gift shops for another reason, though: the ease with which you can design stunning and in-demand collector’s items.
With a variety of styles to choose from, you can easily create an instantly recognizable likeness of your logo, team mascot, or even your home field. For more formal occasions, choose an engraved metallic style, which adds a look of sophistication without the high cost.
Commemorate a Great Season or Honor a Team Member
Need a reason to celebrate? Consider pins with the year to remember an important anniversary. Dated trading pins are instantly in demand for their collector’s item status, as are pins that recognize an accomplishment such as winning a championship or the final season with a favorite coach or player.
Trading pins also make fantastic fundraising items for cash-strapped high-school and community teams. It’s great to win the state tournament, but costly to get there. Custom pins to commemorate the occasion are a guaranteed hit with students, parents, and the community, so order pins with your logo or mascot for a quick cash infusion. For ongoing fundraising, design a new pin each year, and soon you’ll have fans placing orders in advance so they don’t miss out.
Have Fun with the Details
The best part about trading pins? The ability to add whimsical details that stand out from the crowd. Tiny moving parts make big attention-grabbers, and give your pins a personality all their own. Sliders show off your team’s running skills; spinners represent a pitcher’s prowess; and lights, glitter, and danglers all add visual appeal.
Ordering is easy and fast, too. Just look for a supplier who provides free designs, so you don’t have to worry about the artwork. You’ll also want to ensure they use only top quality metal for solid construction. Your pins will be worn for years to come, so they need to be built to last. Finally, don’t forget to ask about shipping. The best vendors offer quick turnaround without additional fees. The last thing you want is to kick off the season without your trading pins!
Whatever your sport, from baseball to lacrosse, trading pins are a fantastic addition to your souvenir selection. Fans love to collect them, and their eye-catching look makes them a conversation starter that helps build a buzz around events, sell more tickets, and grow your loyal following.