Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How to Tastefully Display Sports Memorabilia

Sports memorabilia.  We all have it. Whether it be autographed merchandise, ticket stubs, event programs…the list could go on and on.  We cherish these trinkets, but we aren’t sure exactly what to do with them.  So they sit in a box, or in a pile in the basement waiting for a chance to be displayed.   Over the years, our team has helped clients determine the right place and way to display their special treasures, and we’d like to share the ideas with you.  

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Framed Displays

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This type of display is best for flat items such as ticket stubs or magazines.  Keep in mind the magazines can add some bulk, so you will need to do one of two things: 1. Separate the cover from the rest of the magazine and frame it only, OR 2. Work with a professional framer on how to house the entire magazine within the frame. 

Shadow Boxes

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Shadow boxes offer more depth than a picture frame, so they work well for 3 dimensional items.  They can also be a good way to display a grouping of related items that don’t require individual frames.  For example, we’ve pinned a collection of swim caps onto the back of a shadow box to create a visual impact that could not be achieved by individually framing each of them.

Display Cases

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These types of cases are best for oddly shaped items like game balls.  There’s no way to mount them flat, so displaying in an individual case that protects from fingerprints and dust is a smart choice.

We hope you feel inspired to dig through your pile of mementos and start finding ways to show them off!

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