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rchurchward
09-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Hey guys, give me your opinions if possible.

I'm looking at getting a new full sized signed jersey for my sports room. I already have two which I have framed up myself and love the way that they look. I was possibly thinking about going a new route with this next one, however.

The framing I do myself usually costs around $90 total. I get the supplies (frame, glass, matte board, etc) from Hobby Lobby when it's on sale and do it myself. Definitely not professional but I like it.

This time I'm thinking of getting a mannequin torso to display the jersey. Have any of you ever done this? Would you recommend doing this? What are the pros and cons of doing this?

The jersey I'm looking at is this one here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290559968665?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

As you can see in the auction, it looks nice on the torso. However, it won't be as protected on the torso as it would be in the frame. If I got the torso I would get something along these lines: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FEMALE-MALE-TORSO-MANNEQUIN-BLK-SET-MANIKIN-MANNIQUIN-/160636862506?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2566b4002a

or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-TORSO-MALE-W-METAL-BASE-MANNEQUIN-FORM-MANIKIN-WHT-/190566509848?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5ea62d18

So, have you guys ever done this before? Do you recommend it? Or should I just go with the framing that I usually do?

Thanks for the comments ahead of time!

SportsLover57
09-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Hey guys, give me your opinions if possible.

I'm looking at getting a new full sized signed jersey for my sports room. I already have two which I have framed up myself and love the way that they look. I was possibly thinking about going a new route with this next one, however.

The framing I do myself usually costs around $90 total. I get the supplies (frame, glass, matte board, etc) from Hobby Lobby when it's on sale and do it myself. Definitely not professional but I like it.

This time I'm thinking of getting a mannequin torso to display the jersey. Have any of you ever done this? Would you recommend doing this? What are the pros and cons of doing this?

The jersey I'm looking at is this one here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290559968665?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F29055996866 5%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT%26_trksid%3Dp39 84.m1423.l2649)

As you can see in the auction, it looks nice on the torso. However, it won't be as protected on the torso as it would be in the frame. If I got the torso I would get something along these lines: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FEMALE-MALE-TORSO-MANNEQUIN-BLK-SET-MANIKIN-MANNIQUIN-/160636862506?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2566b4002a (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FFEMALE-MALE-TORSO-MANNEQUIN-BLK-SET-MANIKIN-MANNIQUIN-%2F160636862506%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem2566b4002a)

or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-TORSO-MALE-W-METAL-BASE-MANNEQUIN-FORM-MANIKIN-WHT-/190566509848?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c5ea62d18 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FNEW-TORSO-MALE-W-METAL-BASE-MANNEQUIN-FORM-MANIKIN-WHT-%2F190566509848%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem2c5ea62d18)

So, have you guys ever done this before? Do you recommend it? Or should I just go with the framing that I usually do?

Thanks for the comments ahead of time!


Sent you a PM but that's irrelevant to what you're talking about. I have never done anything like this before but if it was me, I'd get the 'female torso' because it's sexy and knowing that a girl wears an autographed jersey makes you think about some beautiful goddess who loves sports as much as you do. :sign0020:

So I'd go with the female torso... period! Unless it doesn't bother your wife (if you're married) or gf (if you're in a relationship). Hot mama jama!

xpress34
09-05-2011, 02:54 AM
RC -

How's it going??? Long time since I chatted to you... I think pics of my 'Cave' will give you the answer to my opinion on this issue:

Smitty's Basement (Man Cave) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/)

Full Mannequin or Mannequin Torso - all the time, every time - and stay will the male torso's (unless it's a female athlete's jersey) to make it look right as it hangs off the mannequin.

All the best -

Smitty

rchurchward
09-05-2011, 10:11 AM
RC -

How's it going??? Long time since I chatted to you... I think pics of my 'Cave' will give you the answer to my opinion on this issue:

Smitty's Basement (Man Cave) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/)

Full Mannequin or Mannequin Torso - all the time, every time - and stay will the male torso's (unless it's a female athlete's jersey) to make it look right as it hangs off the mannequin.

All the best -

Smitty

Smitty, definitely long time no talk my friend. I love what you've done with your mancave. How do you keep the jerseys on mannequins protected? Do you use lint rollers? Spray them with scotch guard?

xpress34
09-05-2011, 11:53 AM
Smitty, definitely long time no talk my friend. I love what you've done with your mancave. How do you keep the jerseys on mannequins protected? Do you use lint rollers? Spray them with scotch guard?

Actually since my basement only has one window (it's covered behind the TV) and it's unfinished with no ac/heat 'vents', I don't really have any issues with dust. I covered the unfinished roof with drop cloths.

I do 'clean' about once every 6 months - light dusting and yes, I usually just roll the jerseys with lint rollers.

The jerseys that are not on mannequins that are hanging have plastic 'shoulder guards' hanging over them to help keep them clean.

All the best -

Smitty

rchurchward
09-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Actually since my basement only has one window (it's covered behind the TV) and it's unfinished with no ac/heat 'vents', I don't really have any issues with dust. I covered the unfinished roof with drop cloths.

I do 'clean' about once every 6 months - light dusting and yes, I usually just roll the jerseys with lint rollers.

The jerseys that are not on mannequins that are hanging have plastic 'shoulder guards' hanging over them to help keep them clean.

All the best -

Smitty

Ah, I see. My man cave has 4 windows and several A/C vents, so the framing option might be the best to protect the jersey.

xpress34
09-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Ah, I see. My man cave has 4 windows and several A/C vents, so the framing option might be the best to protect the jersey.

Make sure you get frames that can be ope ed and the jerseys can be removed. if you have jerseys 'sealed' in cases, some places with use pins, staples or even GLUE to keep your item in place while framing it. I'd rather deal with a little dusting.

All the best -

Smitty

rchurchward
09-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Make sure you get frames that can be ope ed and the jerseys can be removed. if you have jerseys 'sealed' in cases, some places with use pins, staples or even GLUE to keep your item in place while framing it. I'd rather deal with a little dusting.

All the best -

Smitty
Yeah I do all the framing myself, so I know that they can be opened from the back. Thanks Smitty!

whodeyalltheway
09-05-2011, 10:17 PM
I have a couple jerseys im deciding what to do with but if you do the maniquin route (a route ive considered multiple times) i would make sure you can cover it. My idea would be to get a maniquin and put a glass cylinder around it to protect from dust. Also if I were you Id wait to find a nicer jersey, that jersey is just a basic sew on # jersey. Wait for a Mitchell & Ness jersey.

rchurchward
09-05-2011, 10:58 PM
What about this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/290582177149?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

It has NFL tags you can see at the top. Would that be closer to what you're thinking?

whodeyalltheway
09-07-2011, 12:04 AM
Id need to see the front or more details. It could be a blank T/B. Alot of jerseys are done with sew on numbers due to the signing cost is as a flat and you can just stitch up a jersey as you need it.

Wecan Rebuildem
10-13-2011, 01:40 AM
Hobby Lobby sells a jersey frame for $99. It fits my NFL gamers perfectly. The frame is more like a shadow box and has a felt lined backing and comes with pins to support the jersey. You just stick it to the backing. Got it for $50 on one of their many 50% weekends.

SportsLover57
10-13-2011, 02:29 AM
Hobby Lobby sells a jersey frame for $99. It fits my NFL gamers perfectly. The frame is more like a shadow box and has a felt lined backing and comes with pins to support the jersey. You just stick it to the backing. Got it for $50 on one of their many 50% weekends.


I'm thinking of framing one of my XL Jersey of mine. And someone let me know that Hobby Lobby is the cheapest place you can buy any frame for. So with that in mind, can you post pictures of your framed jerseys? I would like to see what you have done so I can do something on my own. Please share.... thanks!

rchurchward
10-13-2011, 08:29 AM
I've framed up two of my own before using Hobby Lobby frames but not the shadow box type. Here are the two I did completely by myself...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/Man%20Cave/DSCN5032.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/Man%20Cave/Michigan1.jpg

SportsLover57
10-13-2011, 02:31 PM
I've framed up two of my own before using Hobby Lobby frames but not the shadow box type. Here are the two I did completely by myself...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/Man%20Cave/DSCN5032.jpg

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/rchurchward/Man%20Cave/Michigan1.jpg


Nicely done. I think you showed me these before. However, Did you use a pin to hold these jerseys up? How did you attach them to the 'colored matted' boards?

rchurchward
10-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Nicely done. I think you showed me these before. However, Did you use a pin to hold these jerseys up? How did you attach them to the 'colored matted' boards?
They're actually not pinned at all. The combination of the glass, jersey, matte board and foam backing board was enough to hold the jersey in place.

Basically, I took the jersey, straightened it as best as I could, folded it, and placed it upside down into the frame in the spot I wanted it. I straddled the frame across two tables so I could have some view from underneath what it looked like and where I needed to straighten it. Then I put the matte board over the jersey and the foam board on top and put it all into place. Over 2 years later gravity hasn't moved either of them even though they're not pinned in at all.

Project 4
10-17-2011, 01:07 PM
RC -

How's it going??? Long time since I chatted to you... I think pics of my 'Cave' will give you the answer to my opinion on this issue:

Smitty's Basement (Man Cave) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/)

Full Mannequin or Mannequin Torso - all the time, every time - and stay will the male torso's (unless it's a female athlete's jersey) to make it look right as it hangs off the mannequin.

All the best -

Smitty

That is a nice collection! The full size manniquens with the heads are kind of creepy. Like the half bodies better with the caps over the jerseys.

Is there any place that sells glass encasements? That Giambi would look sweet in one. You have a nice museum going!