Four Tips for Caring for Your Sports Collectibles

Those who have shopped with Sports Fanz before already know that we have the best collection of sports memorabilia and collectibles online. What you may not know, though, is how to keep your sports collectibles in tip-top condition for as long as you have them. That’s why today’s blog will go over four expert tips for keeping your collectibles in their championship form — read on to learn more, then contact us with any questions!

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Invest in the Right Storage

If you’re a die-hard sports fan like us, you know that your collectibles are valuable and should be kept in a safe and secure environment. Invest in a sturdy shelf, cabinet, or other storage solution to keep your items out of reach of pets, kids, and any other potential hazards. Additionally, take steps to protect against theft, such as installing a security system or securely locking away your collectibles. For items like your favorite players’ jerseys, we recommend a secure and elegant frame that will display your passion for the game while keeping your collectibles out of harm's way!

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Handle With Care

Whenever handling your collectibles, use clean and dry hands and always handle them by the edges. For especially delicate items like MLB baseball cards, you can even wear gloves when handling them. If you need to move your sports memorabilia long distances, make sure to place it in a padded box or wrap it in acid-free tissue paper before doing so.

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Monitor Temperature and Humidity 

Sunlight and humidity can wreak havoc on sports memorabilia, causing the items to fade or become damaged over time. To ensure the longevity of your collectibles, store them in a place that won’t be exposed to direct sunlight or high levels of humidity.

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Clean Regularly and Gently

Dust and dirt can accumulate on your bobbleheads, World Series memorabilia, and other collectibles over time, so it’s important to clean them routinely and carefully. Use a gentle, dry brush or an air duster to remove dust and debris with ease. Or, for more stubborn dirt, use a soft cloth and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner. Be sure to avoid harsh chemicals as they can damage your collectibles.

For all the sports collectibles and memorabilia care tips you’ll ever need, Sports Fanz is your go-to destination online. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, or explore our store to find the next addition to your sports collection!

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