When I started collecting vintage sports posters I searched for members
of the Sports Hall of Fame. My first three posters were classic baseball
heroes including Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Joe Dimaggio. Since then
I’ve made every sports hero I grew up idolizing a part of my vintage
sports posters collection.
Limited Edition Prints
Besides poster collecting I’m always on the lookout for limited
edition prints of my favorite sports heroes. Limited editions are
always numbered and signed by the artist.
Vintage posters and prints should always be framed to sustain their
- Unsigned posters and prints should be dry mounted.
- Dry mounting is a better alternative to using a spray-on adhesive.
- Dry mounting permanently attaches the poster or print to a
Any limited edition prints should be matted and mounted on materials
that are acid free so that prints are not damaged over time. The
matting around the print doesn’t just decorate the print it
prevents the print from coming into contact with the glass or plastic
Keep in mind that just because you have used a protective covering over
your sports posters or prints they are still vulnerable to the elements.
If you want to display your vintage sports posters collection make sure
to keep them away from direct sunlight and humidity. UV rays can destroy
posters and prints over time.
There are certain types of protective coverings that cut out UV rays
but they are a lot more expensive. If you are willing to spend the money,
then go for it, if not be careful where you display your collection.
- According to Askmen.com the number 1 must-have vintage poster is
the Monaco – August 1937. Race cars are huge sellers among sports
- Most sports personalities oblige through-the-mail autograph requests
as a part of their public relations. In most cases, they will provide
a signed photo of themselves or sign items you send them.