10 Sports Memorabilia Homes That Should Be in the Hall of Fame
These sports memorabilia homes have knocked it out of the park.
Slinger's Broad Street Bar/Fan Cave
Photo courtesy of Rick Genslinger
A house wasn’t enough space to store Los Angeles business executive Gary Cypres’ extensive baseball memorabilia collection. So instead Cypres created a private baseball museum in a warehouse to house his collection, which is estimated to be worth $30 million. The warehouse has 30 different galleries and Cypres will open it to youth charity organizations from time to time. Items inside the museum include a game worn Jackie Robinson jersey, a fur coat worn by Babe Ruth and a rare Honus Wagner baseball card estimated to be worth up to $500,000.
You probably don’t need a warehouse to store all of your valuables but these secret hiding spots will keep your expensive items safe.
There’s tailgating and then there’s tailgating in style like Georgia Smithwick and her son, Peter, do when the Houston Texans play. They showed up for the Texans’ playoff game against Indianapolis this season in Houston in their tricked-out trailer. A small space like this trailer can actually appear pretty comfortable like one of these 25 gorgeous tiny homes.
The Locker Room
Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni, a self-proclaimed wacky die-hard Eagles fan since 1954 built what he calls “The Locker Room” as an addition to his home to store all his Eagles memorabilia while also providing a gathering space for 100-150 people to watch games there. Not just anyone can gain entry into “The Locker Room” instead they must become a “Locker Room” member. “The Locker Room” was named the nation’s No. 1 man cave by Bud Light and Vagnoni won Dunkin’ Donuts’ “Philly’s Coolest Sports Fan.” “The Hatchet” doesn’t have to worry about fitting everyone around the TV but if you do, check out some tips to make fitting everyone easier.
Dr. J’s Office
A dedicated fan of Julius Erving’s has accumulated an astounding collection of memorabilia of the soaring shooting guard. From warmups to jerseys to shoes, it’s a pretty neat look at one of the NBA’s greatest players. You’ll be shocked at some of the valuables revealed at the Antiques Roadshow.
The Reggie Room
Reggie Jackson put together a Hall of Fame career behind his home-run hitting prowess and this shine to his career definitely knocks it out of the park. This collector has every Jackson card he’s ever collected on a display they built themselves with the help of an IKEA hack.
Roberto Clemente Mementos
This collector’s room includes a 25-year collection of Roberto Clemente items, including a signed baseball from the Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder. Want to create a memorabilia display of your own? Learn the are of building a gallery wall.
When people describe places as wall-to-wall this memorabilia man cave is what they really mean. There’s nary an empty space between the footballs and pictures of Vikings coaches and players.
This collector’s room features a little bit of everything from each of the four major sports. The collection features a baseball signed by Roger Maris and Ronald Reagan.
This collector’s room is a travel through time. The museum-like display traces the evolution of baseball equipment. It’s pretty fascinating to see how catcher gear has changed, along with uniforms.
Speaking of vintage, you’ll want to check out these vintage car ads. They’ll have you thinking baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.