A Football Display Case Is The Ideal Way To Show Off Your Treasures
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football display caseFor a football fan, few things inspire more pride or satisfaction than an autographed ball exhibited prominently in a football display case. With so many collectible items, why are footballs so popular among sports memorabilia collectors? eBay explains that footballs are so collectible because they are the epitome of the game itself. No other sports equipment is shaped like a football, and when a pigskin sports the signature of a revered player, the ball becomes even more valuable. Add the autographs of several team members and you have a priceless keepsake on your hands.

Of course, authenticity is everything when it comes to autographed footballs. Anyone can pick up a football from a department or sporting goods store and sign a name on it, and a football with a forged autograph definitely isn't worth putting in a football display case. Unfortunately, according to BBC News, not even a certificate of authenticity is a guarantee that you have an authentic autograph on your hands. Only trust a certificate if it is backed by an organization with reputable credentials. Alternatively, you can have a sports memorabilia appraiser take a look at the football to certify whether or not the signature is real.

It is not only signed footballs that deserve an honored spot in a display case. A ball that was part of a pivotal football moment can be worth a lot to collectors. Scott Shelton temporarily held a football in his hands that he no doubt briefly considered enshrining. As every football fan surely enviously remembers, Shelton was the fan in the stands who caught the game-winning ball when Seattle Seahawk Jermaine Kearse threw it into the stands during an impromptu victory celebration. Kearse had just caught a 35-yard touchdown pass--in overtime, no less--winning the Seahawks the game that sent them to the 2015 Super Bowl. Being a good egg and the best kind of sports fan there is, Shelton graciously agreed to return the ball to Kearse, turning down a sports memorabilia dealer's $20,000 offer, according to the BleacherReport.

Whatever your reason for displaying sports memorabilia, whether you are a fan or a collector, you will find a huge selection of autographed footballs, jerseys, helmets and more at Old Ghost Collectibles. They specialize in all things sports and can even set you up with a football display case or another type of cabinet to show off your treasures. Call Old Ghost Collectibles at (972)375-2592 for all your sports memorabilia needs.


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