You Know You’re a Disney Pin Trader When…

If you’re a serious Disney pin trader, you’ll hardly need a list to tell you so. But, it’s fun to read anyways. Let’s do this.

 

1. You attend Annual Passholder events just to scope out the commemorate pins

 

2. You stay up nights, trying to decide how you feel about Vinylmation pins

 

Disney Pin Trading Vinylmation Pin

 

3. You’re considering upgrading all of your pins to the lockable pin backs, just in case

 

4. You have a sixth sense. It’s called “hidden Mickey-detection”

 

5. You trade pins from your local park with your friends overseas to broaden your collection

 

Disney Pin Trading at Disneyland

 

6. When you meet a cast member, you look at their lanyard before making eye contact

 

7. You have at least two pin books: keepers and traders

 

8. You’re a little disappointed if a new pin doesn’t have a Mickey head backing

 

Disney Pin Trading Mickey pin backs

 

9. You’ve gotten a friend to trade with a cast member for you when you’ve already used your two trades for the day

 

10. You risk missing your FastPass window because you can’t pass up an opportunity to trade

 

11. You get to the park early so that you get first pick from all the Cast Members

 

12. You have all of the pins featuring your favorite character. (Shout-out to Stitch!)

 

Disney Pin Trading Stitch Pins

 

13. There is no limit to your “Limited Edition” collection

 

14. You would never miss the Disney Pin Celebration at the Parks

 

15. You really want to get your hands on a “Cast Exclusive” pin

 

16. You wish you were younger than 12 so you could make some of those green lanyard trades with Cast Members

 

Disney Pin Trading

 

17. You’re proud that you earned a CTT pin (better known as a Continuing The Pin Trading Tradition pin)

 

18. You would never accidentally mix up your “keeps” lanyard and “traders” lanyard

 

19. You plan your holiday trip to the Parks around the new pin releases

 

Disney Pin Trading

 

20. You jingle when you walk

 

21. You know when a Cast Member started their shift based on the pins they have left on their lanyards

 

22. You organize not only by character but also by edition size, year released…

 

Disney Pin Trading

 

23. You ask other pin traders if they can remember their best trade

 

24. Double-wide lanyards, all the way

 

25. You always keep a “trader” in your car, just in case

 

BONUS: You still remember the day you got your starter set

 

Disney Pin Trading starter set

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