It is important to buy a case that is designed specifically for the item(s) you are storing. A display case made of glass is considered to be the best way to protect sports memorabilia and offers it the most protection. Glass provides very strong protection against outside dangers and harmful ultraviolet rays, which might cause signed collectibles to fade or discolour.
Collectors with young children or pets may want to opt for an acrylic case. Just like the glass display cases, one made of acrylic typically provides the same protection and repels UV rays without the risk of shattering.
Display cases should be protective but also offer an attractive way to allow you to share and admire your collection. Since you don’t want your collection to shift or move around, a good display case should supply a built-in cradle or stand for secured placement. The shelf should also position the collectible in a way in which it can be seen from all angles.
To enhance the visibility of a sports collectible, many display cases can have either a clear back or a mirrored back to allow for a view of the complete piece(s). Some deluxe display cases have a mirrored bottom so that the entire item can be viewed.
Be creative, keep collecting and enjoy your display.