Pin collectors can be seen everywhere during the Little League Baseball World Series, wheeling and dealing trying to make the perfect trade to get the pin they want.
Other than baseball, pin collecting is one of the most intense and competitive activities at the Series, as collectors carry around their pin books with hundreds or, in some cases, thousands of pins.
But some collectors no longer hope to find the perfect pin for their collection, they simply make it.
"You talk to (the producers) about the design and what you want to make it," said Jackson Howey, a pin collector who has made his own pins.
Joe Anderson, who is working at the Wilson Trophy tent at the Series, said they work with companies as well as collectors to create custom pins.
He said he meets with those who wish to have their own pins to discuss the design. Anderson added that it's a pretty "painless" process, as once a design is approved, it just needs to be pressed and made.
"I'll take a couple of notes and make a couple of sketches for them," Anderson said. "We talk to each other, we (meet) and they have their fresh, new pin."
The biggest Anderson said they make pins is 5 inches but the different designs are what make the pins valuable to collectors.
"The new crazes are giant, 3D pins," he said.
For some, making pins is a way to honor those they know.
Nancy Gallagher, who grew up in Williamsport, explained that her cousin, Tony Nardi, has been volunteering at the World Series for the past 10 years.
Since Nardi has been volunteering for so many years, Gallagher decided to surprise him by making a pin of him for this year.
The pin shows Nardi performing the task he has done at the Series - driving a van full of players back and forth between games.
"I seen him driving (last year) and thought, 'You know, he needs to have a pin,'" Gallagher said.
Gallagher surprised Nardi at the beginning of the Series with about 300 pins with his likeness on it. She said the fact that Nardi is on the pin makes it especially appealing to him.
"The likeness that is there, I think it brings more enthusiasm for him," Gallagher said.
Howey, of Cogan Station, said that usually collectors trade custom pins for other customs, not ones that are for sale. Anderson said it is because collectors know that custom pins cannot be found anywhere else but the maker.
"They want your personal pin for their personal pin," he said. "The bigger, the flashier the more people want it these days."
Howey said he sees a lot of collectors make pins that are representative of where they are from.
"A lot of the older guys make their own pins and (the pin) represents their league," he said.
Anderson added that those who want to design their own pins have to keep in mind what other collectors want. He said trends are big in pin collecting, so designers have to make sure they know what others want.
"You have to trick it out," he said. "It's got to have that wow factor."
Anderson's company has a minimum purchase of 150 pins for each design, but said most will buy more because they can change the color on the design and make it a set.
Howey, who has designed two separate designs, said it's a great feeling when collectors want his custom pins.
"It's awesome. It's incredible when you're flipping through someone's (pin) book and they have one of your pins and you don't even know them," he said.