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xpress34
10-21-2009, 12:37 AM
I recently updated my Man Cave and thought I'd share some pics...

I used the ideas of some guys on GUU (Game Used Universe) and purchased 4 of the 5-Shelf Black Bookcases from Wally World (Wal-Mart) for $30 ea and 2 of the short 3-Shelf Black Bookcases for $20 ea and used my existing Mannequin Collection and other cases to create a more uniform and 'flowing' feel to my 'Personal Museum'...

1st, I had to remove my Nolan Ryan Jerseys from these frames and moved the frames to my Loft / Office to show off the Modano jerseys:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/Loft.jpg

Now, the Basement itself... 1st the WIDE Angle views:

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Finally, a wide shot of ALL of the Bookcases (jerseys on the floor are waiting to for new hanging rack) and include GU and AU Authentics...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/Basement12.jpg

More detailed pics and info coming...

- Chris

Jaded
10-21-2009, 12:38 AM
wow! an awesome display room!

xpress34
10-21-2009, 12:42 AM
And NOW, a little more 'detailed' Case by Case (Narrow View) of the basement...

FIRST - The Vintage Nokona Catcher's Gear w/ Vintage Wilson Cleats on a Vintage Kansas City Transit Railways Company Team Uniform with Actual KCTRR Lantern and my Timex 'Rounder' Electric display case...

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Next stop... Matt Holliday 'Mounted Memories' Jersey w/ 'The Slide' inscription topped by Matt's GU 2007 WS Hat (Auto & Inscribed) w/ his original Oil Painting for his 2005 Diamond Kings Card on Top... next to it is my Luis Gonzalez Collection...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/Basement3.jpg

Next Stop - Cooperstown and the Ryan Express... My 1993 Ryan Jersey and Hat (Authentics) - Auto'd - with the Bronze Casting of Ryan's hand on top of the case...

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More Ryan - BP Jersey (ST Gamer from his time as a Special Assistant??? It is a SIZED - 50 - Majestic)...

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Next up, my new 'baby' (THANKS ANDREW LANG from GUU!!!) - my GU 2006 Matt Holliday All-Star Jersey (Matt auto'd and inscribed it for me when the Cards were here) and my Pujols Authentic BP Jersey topped with a GU/AU Pujols hat from 2001 w/ ROY inscription!!!

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My two wooden showcase with my Pujols stuff - including a REAL (ca 2002) Pujols ROY inscribed ball - not the BS that Steiner or whoever is NOW doing with him, my "Roy Hobbs' (The Natural) stuff and my Mantle AU Hat, AU Ball, 53 Bowman Color, etc...

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My card showcase with my 2000 Revolution Game Ball Set (I need Eric Milton still - ANYONE???), My Jennie Finch and Summer Sanders AU Patch cards, my Sweet Spot 'Announcers' Set (Berman, Cohn, Gammons, Patrick and Stuart) and my 2004 Leaf Limited Cuts set...

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My 'small Oakley case w/ more Ryan stuff and Jeter display on top and my other eyeglass display case w/ baseball pumpkin on top and displaying Ripken and Williams balls, Jackie Robinson 53 Topps and my 1970 NL All Star Team signed ball...

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My BIG Oakley case containing way more stuff than I care to list here, but highlighted by these pieces: 1994 GU and AU Sparky Anderson cap, Tom Selleck AU hat (Movie used in Mr Baseball), 1927 OAL Ball, Clark Griffith AU ball, etc...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/Basement10.jpg

2000 Rick Croushore GU Rockies jersey topped off by Goose Gossage GU and AU Rockies hat from his time here as a Special Assistant/Roving Instructor...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/xpress34/Basement/Basement11.jpg

Hope you all enjoy!!!

- Chris

randomhereoh
10-21-2009, 12:43 AM
great room man. You need a bigger TV though lol

Fisk-Factor75
10-21-2009, 12:55 AM
I love your cave!! Thanks for the look and you gave me some good ideas for mine. Never thought of mannequin to display my auto'd jerseys!! I love all the display cases as well!!

xpress34
10-21-2009, 01:46 AM
Glad you guys are enjoying it... I told the wife that if I ever get the basement finished, I'll have to wrap the cabinets around the corner into the other 'room' of the basement!!!

Parkerplenty
10-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Awesome Room! Very Creative!

Instanton
10-22-2009, 04:52 PM
Loving the Holliday shrine! Incredible room. Makes me want to get back into the GU hobby.

Great pick-up on the AS Jersey. Will you be going for his A's, Card's memorabilia?

armyerick3
10-22-2009, 06:22 PM
Wow!

Chuck-17
10-25-2009, 04:09 PM
Wow that looks great!!! I need to do a lot of work to my cave. I love your setup.