Collecting Football Memorabilia
Nothing can come in between football followers and the enthusiasm they have for the game. Genuine football lovers are amazed by everything about football. They collect memorabilia besides attending games and showing support for their teams. These are items that remind them of their love for football and can be as simple as tickets or as expensive as football gear used by legendary players.
In the late 19th century, collecting memorabilia became a trend and souvenirs acquired from games in the earlier part of the century were considered vintage. They are investment articles worth a lot and anyone who owns them is lucky to have them. Nowadays, the demand has risen for football cards, autographed replica helmets, throwback jerseys and jackets, posters and photos of famous football players, and bobble head dolls of favorite players.
Football memorabilia is used to decorate homes. Decorating a house with football memorabilia is a real illustration of one’s love for the game. Memorabilia are displayed in cases for their safety. Cases come in different sizes, designs and colors. Choosing a case that complements your home interior is a plus. Multiple cases can be utilized for the number of collectibles you want to showcase.
Signed photos and posters are usually excellent pieces to add to a room. They are best suited for home offices, bedrooms and recreational areas. They are eye-catching and are typically strategically placed where they can be seen. Collecting memorabilia by themes is a cool way to go. You can choose to collect souvenirs based on teams or players.
Football collectibles are valuable and taking good care of them will help to maintain and add their value over time. Once you purchase your memorabilia, try as much as possible to keep them in their original packaging. Storing the packaging for sale at a later date is a good thing too. Store your collectibles under controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to moisture which leads to fading. Storing memorabilia below fifty or above eighty degrees Celsius compromises on their quality.
Cotton gloves are recommended for use when touching memorabilia manufactured with cloth and paper because they absorb substances quickly. You can also clean your hands with oil free soaps before touching them. When placing them for display, allow enough space between them. You can use a non-acidic cardboard between them and do not ever stack them.
Plastic containers and high-quality cases are used to hold memorabilia and prevent dust from affecting them. Cases are better choices because they showcase memorabilia while inhibiting regular touch and exposure to moisture. When cleaning them, take extreme precaution and consideration so as not to damage them or compromise their quality. Insuring them against fires, floods and theft is a good way to safeguard yourself against loss. A listing of the mementos, pictures of their original receipt and certificates of authenticity should be kept safe.