There's nothing more American than a sunny day, cheers from the crowd, and the cracking sound of a baseball bat hitting the ball. The Cooperstown tournament proudly hosts dozens of baseball teams right in the heart of the home of baseball.
If you're looking for special, yet affordable, travel memories to commemorate your trip, baseball pins is the #1 choice.
In this article, we're diving into baseball's origin and the history of trading pins.
There's a lot of debate on where and who actually invented baseball, however, in 1939 the Hall of Fame officially dubbed Cooperstown, New York as the home of America's favorite sport.
In 1839, it's claimed that Abner Doubleday, a native resident of Cooperstown and soon-to-be Civil War hero, invented the game when he sketched the rules into the dirt. There's a lot of stipulation concerning this well-known myth but the invention still stands: baseball captured the heart of the American people.
Since that fateful day in Cooperstown, baseball has transformed into one of the most popular sports in the world and has swelled into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Today, young teams come to Cooperstown to play ball and learn more about the history of America's favorite pasttime. What better way to commemorate an adventure than with Cooperstown trading pins.
Baseball pins have been traded for decades. While no one can attribute the origin of this cult-like following, many point the finger at a bakery in Rochester, New York in the 1920s. The bakery started selling a pack of pins with local players for collectors or trading purposes.
They become coveted travel souvenirs and soon children, teens, and even adults were picking up packs hoping to score a pin with their favorite team or player.
Imagine pins that represent hometown pride, as well as your love for the sport? With trading pins, you can share the love of baseball with your team and your town.
We believe that every pin order should be a unique representation of your team. That's why we have a team of talented designers to create your pin from scratch. We don't use templates, just your vision, creativity, and of course, your input.
Become part of an age-old tradition and give a gift that will last a lifetime. It's more than a pin, especially to your players, it's a symbol of our favorite sport and the special event that led you to Cooperstown.
After all, it was the great Yogi Berra that said, "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too."
Make your team's trip with travel memories they'll keep for a lifetime. Cooperstown is a passionate city that eats, breathes, and lives baseball. One of the reasons we host the Cooperstown tournament is so we can pass on our love for the sport to our excited guests.
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