How to Build the Ultimate Memorabilia Man Cave!
Are you in the beginning stages of building out your Man Cave and looking for ideas for memorabilia to put on the walls? Let Inscriptagraphs Memorabilia help you plan it out!!
STEP 1: DETERMINE WHICH TEAMS, PLAYERS & ITEMS YOU LIKE MOST
This is the most important step. You want to make sure you surround yourself in your at home shrine with the players you love most throughout your fanhood as well as YOUR teams! The fun thing about a hanging memorabilia in your man cave is that you can't mess it up with your choices of items you place in there. You should include autographed collectibles, unsigned items, photographs, game used equipment, entertainment items from your favorite movies and bands, etc. What makes a place most comfortable are the things you love most, so make sure you put items in your man cave that bring you back the best memories! Were you a kid that watched a Muhammad Ali fight with your Dad or went to a Super Bowl and want to display your personal photos from the game along with the winning team signed football? You can display these moments that bring you back to your happy and exciting place! You can find many great moments that are signed by athletes involved in history on the Inscriptagraphs website! It is very important you figure out what items you want to showcase the man cave before you go out and start buying lots of pieces because when it comes time to placing the items in your personal hall of Fame, you don't want to have wasted money on items you now second guess. Also, figure out what types of items you want to display for example: signed Helmets, A Case of Signed Baseballs, Framed Jerseys, Autographed Basketballs, Game Worn Shoes/Cleats, Signed Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks Signed, etc. Make these decisions in advance so you don't waste money when it's all said and done! Let us mention one last big tip, the bigger your items are, the less room you will have more items for. For example, framed jerseys take up a lot of room so try to keep whatever you decide smaller so you can add to the room's variety.
STEP 2: PURCHASING
This is where the fun part comes into play! Now that you have decided what items you want, start investigating where to buy them. If you are going to be putting autographed or game used equipment in your man cave, start with investigating Certificates of Authenticity. This is very important as the last thing you want is to find out your item is not authentic after you have spent your hard earned money on an item. Check out our previous blog post HERE where you will be able to get industry advice on deciding on which companies the autograph industry values most when determining authenticity of sports & entertainment collectibles. Inscriptagraphs has some of the most unique collectibles offered in the entire industry as well as a enormous amount of items so chances are we either have something you are searching for or we can get it for you. CONTACT US to inquire on assisting you with finding that one item! If you are looking to add photos that might be unsigned or are signed but want them professionally custom framed, get a few quotes from either local framers in your area or national companies that provide this service. Quality is the biggest thing you want to look into when providing framers with your work. Check out items they have previously framed to see what you like best and don't be afraid to go outside the box to have an idea in your head come to life. Inscriptagraphs provides some of the highest quality framing in the industry at better rates than if you were to go to a national chain like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Make sure you get in touch with us so we can provide you with a quote on whatever it is you are looking to get done. HERE you will find all our information on framing!
STEP 3: PLACEMENT
This is a big one! You want to make sure the items you have will all fit, right? We would recommend to buy less items at first and figure out placement of those items. You can always add more items as you go, it does not all have to be up and ready to go at once. Figure out how you will display your items along with everything else you have going on in the room: TVs bars, couches, signs, projectors, cabinetry, etc. If one wall you are going to make all framed photos, start with maybe only filling up half the wall and see where you are with room and then add pieces from there so you can measure more effectively where you have room to add new stuff. This is another great thing about your Man Cave, nothing looks wrong; it is your man cave and you can place things however you desire. Just try to avoid making it all look messy and cluttered, remember museums have a clean look to them. From an interior decorating perspective as well, don't make everything look to even and perfect or it actually hurts the intensity of your room when people look at it. If it looks too straight nothing will stand out which is not the approach you are looking to get when your buddies come over for the first time and see what you have going on in your man cave. When displaying your memorabilia, make it staggered and uneven having one perfect straight line of frames may look perfect, but won't catch your guests' attention as much. Different size frames in between same or similar size frames will help get rid of the "perfect" look, but can also make it look neat if that makes sense. Below, is the look you want to achieve, staggered with different size pieces in between but still neat and well spaced. Trust us we have been doing this a long time......
STEP 4: EXPERT ADVICE
Let us help you design your man cave! Inscriptagraphs has over 15 years of experience at the highest quality level as well as a very high end clientele list including: Celebrities, Professional Athletes, Millionaires, Hall of Fames, Sports Bars & some of the largest casinos on the planet! We can assist you in building out the ultimate man cave! We can assist you with custom framing of all your items, finding those special moments for you to display and help design the look and feel of your own Personal Museum. We can provide you these services at no cost after making a memorabilia product purchase from us directly. CONTACT US now to build out your dream Man Cave!!