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Custom Sports Trading Pins

Custom sports trading pins have become a huge part of sporting events, especially in the United States. These custom enamel pins are often used to allow players and fans to show support for their favorite teams, to commemorate a special event or game, or simply as a unique collectible. If you are looking for the best enamel pins manufacturer to make your custom sports trading pins, then you are welcome to place an order on our official website of Custom Medals and Pins for customizing.

Sports tranding pins are small pins designed to commemorate a specific sporting event, a specific team, or an athlete. They are usually made of metal or plastic and are often decorated with enamel or other decorative materials. These pins are popular among sports fans and are often traded between fans or teams as a show of support or as a memento of a particular event.

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History Of Sports Trading Pins​

Sports trading pins have been a popular part of sports culture for years. The origin of trading pins can be traced back to the early Olympic Games in ancient Greece, when athletes would exchange small pins as tokens of thanks. However, it wasn’t until the modern Olympic Games in the late 19th century that trading pins became more widespread and popular.

The United States first used tranding pins at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. American athletes pioneered the wearing of trading pins as a way to identify themselves to other athletes and officials and to show their country of affiliation. Since then, tranding pins has become an Olympic tradition that has grown in popularity.

Different Types of Trading Pins

Whether you’re a sports team, a school club, or an organization, our custom trading pins are a fantastic way to foster team spirit and create lasting memories. With our commitment to craftsmanship and personalized service, Custom Medals and Pins is the name you can trust for all your custom trading pin needs.

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Soft Enamel Pins Cost

100 200 300 500 750 1000 2000 3000 5000 10000
0.75" $2.81 $1.73 $1.26 $1.05 $0.96 $0.92 $0.82 $0.69 $0.60 $0.49
1" $2.24 $1.73 $1.33 $1.09 $1.00 $0.94 $0.84 $0.71 $0.63 $0.54
1.25" $2.30 $1.90 $1.42 $1.14 $1.04 $0.97 $0.89 $0.76 $0.67 $0.56
1.5" $2.44 $2.07 $1.67 $1.23 $1.12 $1.06 $0.95 $0.82 $0.75 $0.61
1.75" $2.71 $2.29 $1.88 $1.46 $1.34 $1.28 $1.20 $1.05 $0.95 $0.87
2" $2.88 $2.46 $2.05 $1.62 $1.51 $1.45 $1.36 $1.22 $1.11 $1.03

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Glitter Enamel

Glitter Enamel





Glow in Dark Enamel

Glow in Dark Enamel







Transparent Enamel

Transparent Enamel

Plating Options




Nickel Plating


Sliver Plating


Antique Gold


Antique Nickel


Antique Silver


Antique Copper

Antique- bronze

Antique Bronze


Copper Plating

Options & Accessories


Butterfly Clutch

Rubber Clutch

Rubber Clutch

Deluxe Clutch

Deluxe Clutch




Safety Pin


Poly Bag

Backer Card

Backer Card


Plastic Box

velvet box

Velvet Box


Velvet Bag

How to Collect Sports Trading Pins​

Choose a Sport: Decide which sport you want to collect trade pins for. Popular options include baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and hockey. Of course, it can also be collected across fields.

Research: Learn about the different types of badges, including team logos, player images, and commemorative pins. Check online pin trading forums, collectors sites and social media groups to see which pins are currently trading.

Go to an Event: Go to or attend a sporting event, such as a game, tournament, or fan meeting, which is often where pins are exchanged. You can also attend pin trading events or expos where you can meet and trade pins with other collectors and fans. Some teams and players also host fan meet and greets, where you can get autographs and collectible pins. These events are a great way to earn exclusive pins and meet your favorite athletes.

Buy Pins: Find the pins you want in online stores or offline specialty stores. There are many online retailers that sell trade pins for various sports teams and events.

Manage Your Collection: Create a place to organize and store your pins. You can use binders, display cases, or pegboards to display your collection. These storage options tend to work well for your collection as well.

Have Fun: Collecting sports trading pins should be a fun and enjoyable hobby. Don’t get too focused on completing your collection or getting rare pins. Instead, enjoy the process and thrill of finding new pins to add to your collection.

Find Limited-edition Pins: Many sports teams release limited-edition pins for special events or milestones, such as championship wins or anniversary celebrations. Limited edition pins will also be sold at special tournaments. These pins can be a valuable addition to your collection and are often sought after by collectors.

Beware of Counterfeits: Unfortunately, there are many counterfeit transaction pins on the market. This is the time to look for official team or event logos and pay attention to details like the finish of the badge and the quality of the backing. If a pin looks unbelievably cheap, it’s probably a counterfeit.

Take Care of Your Collection: To ensure your collection stays in good condition, store your pins in a cool, dry place and manage care carefully so they don’t get scratched or damaged. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on the pins, and always clean them with a soft cloth. Pay attention to the action when wiping to be extremely gentle and careful.

Choose a Design: You can create a unique design to represent your team, or use an existing logo or image to represent your team’s colors or mascot. Remember, the design should be simple and easily recognizable.

Determine The Size and Shape: Trading pins come in different sizes and shapes. To determine the best size and shape for your design. It can be decided according to the clothes you want to match.

Choose a Color: Choose a color that complements your team’s colors or matches your design. Consider the effect of color on the visibility and readability of a pin. The suggestion is a unique and eye-catching color.

Add Text: You can add text like team name, year or tournament name on the pin.

Choose Your Material: There are a variety of materials to choose from when designing your deal pins. Some popular options include soft enamel, hard enamel, and die-cast pins. It can be decided according to actual needs and your preferences.

Work with a Pin Maker: Find a reputable pin maker who can create your design. They can assist you during the production process and ensure that your pins are of high quality. Their design team can also advise you.

Determine Quantity: Determine how many pins you need for your team and event. Remember that trade pins are for trading, so you need enough of them to be able to trade with other teams. Of course, if the number is too large, it will also cause a backlog problem, so it will be more difficult to save. So it is best to budget the required quantity in advance.

Distribute Pins: Once your Pins are ready, you can distribute them to your team members and start trading with other teams!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to make soft enamel lapel pins

To create soft enamel lapel pins, begin by designing your desired artwork. Once the design is ready, a mold is made by etching the design onto a metal plate. The metal base, usually brass or copper, is then cut into the desired shape and plated with finishes like gold, silver, or nickel. 

Next, each recessed area of the design is filled with enamel paint, using a small brush or syringe. Afterward, the pin is baked to cure and solidify the enamel. Once cooled, the pin undergoes a polishing process to create a smooth surface and enhance its visual appeal. 

A pin backing or fastener is attached to the back, and a thorough quality check ensures a flawless outcome. The result is a soft enamel lapel pin with vibrant colors, textured details, and a professional finish.

What are soft enamel pins?

Soft enamel pins are a type of lapel pin that features a design with recessed areas filled with colored enamel paint. The term “soft” refers to the texture of the enamel after it is baked and cooled. Soft enamel pins have a slightly raised metal outline around each colored section, creating a dimensional and textured appearance.

How to make hard enamel lapel pins

Create a mold of the design, etching it onto a metal plate or using a digital printing method. Apply enamel paint to each recessed area, ensuring it fills up to the metal surface. Allow the enamel to dry before polishing the pin to remove excess enamel and create a smooth surface.

Bake the pin to harden the enamel and achieve a glossy finish. Then, grind and buff the pin to ensure the enamel is level with the metal surface. 

Finally, attach a pin backing, such as a butterfly clutch or rubber clutch, to complete the hard enamel lapel pin. The result is a durable, high-quality pin with a polished appearance and vibrant colors.

What are your lapel pins made from?

We use a range of metals to produce our pins. The most popular kinds are made of brass, steel, and zinc. The base metal is determined by the type and form of pin.

What metal plating options do you offer for your pin?

We provide standard platings in gold, silver, and copper with every order. We also provide improved antique finishes that give your pins a worn appearance.

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