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Custom Team Trading Pin

Elevate team spirit and fan engagement with our custom team trading pins – small yet impactful tokens that have stood the test of time in the realm of sports. Beyond being symbols of team unity and pride, these lapel pins serve as powerful connectors, establishing a unique link between the team, its fans, and even rival teams, creating a cohesive sporting universe.

Crafting your own custom team trading pins is a straightforward process that primarily hinges on a stellar design. Our pins are tailored to be not only unique but also reflective of your team’s identity and values. A design that is both eye-catching and memorable ensures that fans and collectors alike will be eager to trade and proudly display your team’s enamel pins. With a simple yet captivating pattern, infused with the representative colors and symbols of your team, these pins become more than just accessories – they become cherished artifacts deeply rooted in the hearts of fans and collectors alike.

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Team Trading Pins In Sports Culture

The team trading pin is a symbol of team spirit and unity. They are often designed with the team’s logo, colors, and other representative features to create a sense of identity and belonging among team members. By wearing their team trading pins, players show their support for each other and commit to their continued commitment to team goals.

Team trading pins are also popular among fans, who collect pins as a way to show their support for their favorite teams. Collecting and trading trading pins has become a tradition in many sports, with fans often trading their pins to each other as a way to connect with other fans and show their passion for the sport.

Team trading pins have high commemorative value, especially when they are associated with major events such as tournaments. They serve as tangible mementos of the excitement and energy of an event and are often beloved by collectors and fans alike.

Different Types of Trading Pins

Trading pins have become an integral part of team culture, representing unity and pride. At our manufacturer, we understand the importance of fostering team spirit, and our custom trading pins are designed to do just that. Our pins serve as tangible symbols of camaraderie, enabling team members and supporters to connect and share their passion for the game or activity.

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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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Options & Accessories


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Deluxe Clutch




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Backer Card


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History of Team Trading Pins

Custom Enamel Pins have been a popular tradition in sports culture for more than a century. The practice of trading pins began at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, when athletes would exchange pins representing their national teams.

However, the tradition of teams trading pins didn’t really catch on until the early 1900s, when baseball teams began exchanging pins before games as a show of goodwill and a sign of sportsmanship. By the 1930’s, trading pins had become such an integral part of baseball culture that teams began designing their own unique pins to trade with opposing teams.

Trading pins became popular with minor league teams in the 1950s and 60s, and the culture spread to other sports, including football, basketball, hockey, and soccer. Today, team trading pins are a common item at youth sports and professional sports.

Over the years, trading pins have evolved from simple designs featuring team logos or mascots to intricate designs with glitter, spinners and other embellishments. Many teams also mark their trading pins with their team name, player number and the year or location of the tournament to commemorate a particular game or star player representing them.

Trading pins has become a beloved sporting tradition, and the act of exchanging pins with an opponent has become a fun and friendly way to build camaraderie and create lasting memories. Many sports teams these days like to wear or carry team trading pins to facilitate transactions.

The popularity of team trading pins has spawned specialty companies that design and produce pins specifically for sports teams. These companies work closely with the team to create unique and compelling designs that represent the identity and spirit of the team. And make sure they have enough pins to trade or sell.

Trading pins has also become a way for teams to raise money for their sports programs. Many teams sell their pins to fans and supporters, with the proceeds used for team expenses such as travel, uniforms and equipment. Also used to start the next game.

In recent years, trading pins has gone beyond sports teams and become popular among other groups like pin collectors and the military. Some pins feature designs from classic movies and theme park characters, while military pins feature emblems, ranks and achievements of the unit they belong to.

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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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