The first pins were made in 1896 for the Olympics and given to the athletes to wear. These pins were not made from metal, but from cardboard. Since that time, pins were made for future Olympic Games, and eventually were made from metal. The popularity of the Olympic pins resulted in other sports to make their own pins, including baseball, football, wrestling, and lacrosse. This resulted in pin collecting and trading becoming part of different events. Pin trading grew in popularity during the 1980s and has since been the norm for players, coaches, and referees. Even spectators participate in trading in order to grow their collections.
Expand Your Collection of Sports Pins by Trading
The types of sports pins you can collect and trade depends on the sports you like. Some people collect and trade only one type of pins, such as baseball pins, from local little league and high school teams. Other people like to collect and trade pins from a variety of sports. There are different ways in which you can obtain pins for your collection, with trading the most common method. By trading, both people are able to obtain a new pin for their collections.