Tips on Framing Sports Collectibles
There are rules for framing sports collectibles: if they’re not framed properly they can fade or discolour, collect dust, and even grow mold and mildew!
The rules for protecting sports collectibles are the same as framing artwork: don’t let hubby’s DIY fixation allow him to get seduced by something he saw on Youtube or Instructables! Without an understanding of what can go wrong, he may unwittingly ruin his treasures!
First, make sure your framer is using only conservation grade materials and UV protected glass to protect your memories AND your investment (some of these sports jerseys cost big bucks!)
The cardinal rule of professional framing is: “First, do no harm”.
It’s NOT okay to silicone, glue, or tape anything! Not only does it ruin any collector value, but it can accelerate the decaying process, allow bugs, mold and mildew to attack it, and if you ever want to update or reframe the piece…well, you can’t because these methods are permanent!
Framing should be completely reversible; that is, you should be able to remove it from its frame in its original, unaltered condition – whether it’s a work of art or a hockey jersey.
And for goodness’ sake, DON’T assume that you’re getting conservation and protection just because “they must know what they’re doing, they’re framers”…you need to ask for it, especially from “big box” framers.
If you haven’t yet, be sure you download a free copy of “The Consumer’s Guide to Picture Framing – 7 Things You NEED to Know!”
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Folks Come to Us for All Kinds of Things!
Jackson’s Gallery has done Custom Framing for Celebrities such as:
Pretty weird, huh?
How'd a framing shop in Spruce Grove get involved with all these American celebrities?!
- Rock and TV star Gene Simmons
- ‘Ironman’ Cal Ripken Jr
- Best-selling author Mark Victor Hansen
- Comedienne Joan Rivers
- TV’s original Batman Adam West
- NFL Superstar Emmitt Smith
- Heavyweight Champ George Foreman
- Magician and Comedian Penn Jillette
- Entertainment Icon William Shatner
Karla's husband Owen Garratt is a world class artist who has done portraits for these luminaries; well, those portraits had to get framed somewhere... 😉
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