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DovaVol
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Autographed jerseys
Probably not the right forum, but I figured some of you guys might have more experience with this. Do you have any autographed jerseys; and if so, how are they mounted? My folks got me my childhood baseball hero(Ozzie Smith) jersey in the Cardinals baby blue. I'm trying to decide how to frame it(jersey case or picture frame with foam backing). I know Hobby Lobby and Michaels sell the jersey frames, but they are like 4" deep, which seems way too big for just a jersey. Anyone have any experience with framing one in something other than one of these cases that could help me out?
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Sheep
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re: Autographed jerseys
Do a YouTube search for "how to frame a jersey", and that will answer your questions.


TechDawg2007
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re: Autographed jerseys
There’s a guy on eBay that charges $250 to frame a jersey. You can also send up to two 8x10 photos to put in the frame. You mail your Hersey to him, he framed it, and sends it back. I’ve had all 4 of mine done by him and he is awesome. Just type in “jersey framing” and you will see his.

His username is sportsdisplays.com. He has 2,000 rating on eBay with 100% dlfeedback
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DovaVol
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Do a YouTube search for "how to frame a jersey", and that will answer your questions.



My question wasn't really how to frame one. That's pretty self explanatory. My question was more along the lines of, the jersey case seems way too big at 4" deep, so jersey case vs. regular frame with backing. I edited my post to clarify.

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There’s a guy on eBay that charges $250 to frame a jersey.

I wish I could do this, but I'd be out a grand, thus I'm trying to save a few bucks by buying the frame and DIY. I have 3 others that I've collected over the years, but the Ozzie Smith addition has pushed me to framing them all now.
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High C
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re: Autographed jerseys
eBay search “jersey display case”. They have tons to choose from around $60 with free shipping. I have a Tyrann Mathieu signed jersey that I framed myself using one of these several years ago. It’s very simple.


DovaVol
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eBay search “jersey display case”. They have tons to choose from around $60 with free shipping. I have a Tyrann Mathieu signed jersey that I framed myself using one of these several years ago. It’s very simple.



Is your frame one that's 3-4" thick or is it thinner?


PHS
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Your local frame shop probably has access to moulding with a back/bottom bevel that's 1" or 2" deep. Just tell them you're interested in a shadowbox-type deal that isn't as deep as 3".


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High C
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Thinner. Check out eBay. They have specs in the descriptions.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Autographed jerseys
I have a Duke Snider autographed jersey but haven't mounted it yet. I have looked on amazon at the highest rated frames and will go that route if I can remember to pull the trigger.


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UltimateHog
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I use the Fanatics team specific one with the logo etched into the glass at the bottom.

LINK

Image: https://fanatics.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productimages/_1403000/ff_1403360_full.jpg&w=2000


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duggie
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re: Autographed jerseys
Make sure you use UV protected glass to protect signature from fading.


TigrrrDad
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They can be framed in a regular frame. I matted and framed both of these myself in regular frames I bought from Hobby Lobby.





This post was edited on 7/3 at 8:58 pm


duggie
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Those are nice. I’ve had mine professionally framed by lady in Houston whom frames for the Astros, but it’s pricey ($275). How much did these run you? Do you know if glass is UV protected??


PHS
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Make sure you use UV protected glass to protect signature from fading.


This^ Also, I'd advice that the foam board you use be acid-free. Anything that touches the jersey should be conservation quality if you want it looking good forever.


TexasTiger08
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This^ Also, I'd advice that the foam board you use be acid-free. Anything that touches the jersey should be conservation quality if you want it looking good forever.




Yup. Anything with autographs needs a bit of care to preserve the signature. I was at Yankee Stadium early this summer and went to their museum. They have autographed baseballs from Ruth, Gehrig, etc. They look pretty damn good considering the age. They are in UV protected cases and you can’t take flash photography of them.

If your display isn’t UV protected, you may as well put it in a closet.


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TigrrrDad
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These frames were only around $35-40 each, plus another $20 or so for matting material. Don’t think they are UV protected.

$275 isn’t bad at all if they are matting and stitching the jersey in place like I do. Takes a lot of time.


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TigerNlc
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re: Autographed jerseys
Those look really good, might have wanted the Brees one a little longer.


SeeeeK
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re: Autographed jerseys
Speaking of old stuff, anyone in here collect old baseball/football photos?

My aunt worked for local paper(globe democrat), and it went out of business many years ago, and in one of the envelopes she had, was a bunch of old photos. Brooklyn dodgers,etc.

I have 2 much shite as it is, and they just sit in an envelope. I always wanted to find them a good home.


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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
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re: Autographed jerseys
Those look really good. I always wondered what method held the jerseys in place.


DovaVol
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re: Autographed jerseys
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Those look really good. I always wondered what method held the jerseys in place.



I did as well. I decided to roll with the jersey display cases I bought from Hobby Lobby, but might reconsider after seeing those in regular frames. The reason being that the display cases came with 10 or so pins. I put the Ozzie Smith jersey I have in it and got it all pinned up while trying to hide the pins from plain site. It's up and hanging at the landing of the stairs going to the bonus room. Problem is, it's not tight and looks all baggy and loose. Not sure what I need to do to remedy that given what I have to work with. I also hung a Marc Gasol autgraphed jersey(I'm from Memphis and have the 4 that started the Grit Grind movement(Marc, Zbo, Conley, and Tony)). Hung that on the wall going up the stairs, then went over to a buddy's for a 4th of July party. Apparently I didn't get the case on the nail good enough b/c I came home to the case busted at the bottom of the stairs, the jersey laying on the ground and and a decent sized hole in the wall

Question for those that would know about the UV protection on these. They are obviously being hung up inside and also will be away from windows. How big of a deal is the UV protection in that situation?
This post was edited on 7/9 at 8:39 am


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