What’s The Deal With Custom Trading Pins? ...this hot new trend has a century-long tradition

If you’ve ever been to a little league baseball or softball game or tournament, you know that trading pins are a very popular item. Whether it’s team pins, championship pins, a pin for a special skill or number of home runs hit, most players have at least one that’s proudly displayed on a backpack or hat. But where did the idea come from and how did sports trading pins become so prominent? Let’s start from the beginning.