Framing an Autographed Jersey: What You Need To Know

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You waited around after the game with a black Sharpie in hand. You eagerly awaited the arrival of your favorite player and called out their name in excitement. Instead of passing you by, they actually stopped and grabbed the marker from you. A few seconds later, you had a signed jersey. Now what?

Tips for Framing an Autographed Jersey

Yes, you could probably sell that jersey for a pretty penny, but why not show it off instead? All of your friends will be jealous, and you can fondly remember the moment you met your favorite player every time you see it. At Rosenbaum Framing, we have worked with our fair share of sports enthusiasts, so we understand just how special that signed Dwyane Wade or Ronaldo jersey is. To show it off proudly, we are sharing some tips on displaying an autographed jersey properly.

Get it framed immediately. No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. Spills occur, smudges appear, and the sun can do unexpected damaged. The longer you wait to get your signed jersey framed, the higher the chances that some damage may occur. These imperfections can not only decrease the monetary value drastically but also make for a much worse display.

Choose the right framing materials. Not only is that jersey probably worth some serious cash, but it also holds some personal value for a true fan. For both reasons, it is important to invest in protecting and conserving the jersey. You will want to consider framing that protects the jersey colors and signature from harsh UV rays that can cause it to fade as well as sewing versus gluing the jersey to archival acid-free matting to prevent staining. Signed and framed jerseys can also increase in value if you decide to sell them later. Think how much more valuable Tom Brady’s jersey will be if it is preserved under protective glass.

Go to custom framers. With such a wide assortment of frames and mouldings to choose from, the last thing you want to do is to miss the mark on your framing selection. A plain black frame may not do your jersey justice. Professional framers can help you choose a moulding that will work with the room decor where your jersey will hang and complement the colors of the jersey. They can even add acid-free mats in team colors. Our expert art framers in Boca Raton can help you find the perfect solution so that your framed autographed jersey is a slam dunk.

At Rosenbaum Framing, we do not just frame signed jerseys, we also offer an abundance of sports memorabilia framing services in Boca Raton. From a signed football helmet in a plexi box to an autographed baseball bat in a shadow box, we can help you frame all of  your sports memorabilia items so that you can display them proudly in your home or in office.

Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.