Custom trading pins are a good way to start, hold and spread team spirit within and outside the team. These pins commonly acknowledge a team’s milestone or its participation in an important event or tournament. If a team does well in a tournament, a pin to note its final success can be made to go along with the the preceding pin that noted that the team earned its way into the tournament. A school’s players, students and their parents, coaches, faculty, administrators and graduates certainly catch the team spirit when such a pin is issued.
Custom trading pins carry the name of a sport such as baseball, softball, basketball or hockey or the team’s logo. This marking draws attention to the sport and makes it easier for everyone at the school, college or other entity as well as fans and supporters to share in the team spirit.
When collectors of custom trading pins learn that different types have been issued, they will be on the lookout for them. The wide variety of pins that can be made is a great promotional tool for team spirit. Many features are available to make a pin distinctive and highly collectable.
Pins may be as small as 0.5 inches and as large as 2 inches. Danglers are pins that have an attachment that dangles below the main body. Some pins are adorned with colorful glitter. Others have a part that spins. Pins with blinking lights, bobbling heads and sliders in which an image moves horizontally across the pin are available, as are other kinds of pins. An appealing feature on a team’s trading pin may rope a new fan.
A team may issue custom trading pins to raise funds. Some teams issue special pins to sponsors. The exclusivity of some pins spurs the interest of fans and maybe even people who never had much attention to the team. Having some pins is like getting a Tesla rather than a fuel-efficient vehicle with a modest engine. The people who are on the list to get an “exclusive’’ pin feel very special. These people are often sponsors, and with this pin in hand, they will feel that they have a special bond with the team. They are likely to continue to enthusiastically support the team.
A pin bearing the name of a noted player can excite team spirit because the player is being singled out and remembered for great contributions to the sport or, perhaps, some courageous act in some other area of his or her life. The team, its fans and the general public will think that it is a good way to commemorate a deserving athlete. The issuance of this pin will start a dialogue about the accomplishments of the individual.
The use of trading pins in sports had its start among athletes in 1924 at the Olympic Games in Paris. Since then, these pins that people usually wear on their hats have not only bonded players, but they have bonded players with their fans.