Small Space Baseball Man Cave Ideas – Getting Started

Small Space Baseball Man Cave Ideas - Getting Started

I would like to help you finally get started on your Baseball Man Cave with suggestions on how to create displays that look great.

Let’s talk about how to display baseball memorabilia, especially in a small space. One thing you do have is passion for the game, and pride in your collection, so check out these great ideas and show off it off in style.

Whether you have a small collection or a large collection, you can get creative with a small space. Following are some ideas on how to do this in your Man Cave HOME BASE.

Warning: This post may contain LOB BALL jokes, and SLOW PITCH puns. Proceed with caution.

Small baseball collection. (6-10 pieces)

You can STRIKE up a first-class display on a single shelf if you have a small collection of memorabilia. Although you will be limited to smaller items such as baseballs, trading cards, and similar.

Baseball collection on a shelf action plan

It is time to put your collection on display for all to enjoy. Pick out a good location for your shelf and determine the length of the shelf that will be a good fit.

When mounting a shelf, always take note of the weight restrictions. You can make your shelf very sturdy by ensuring your screws go into the wall studs. Alternatively, if screwing into the stud is not possible, use drywall anchors (not drywall plugs) to achieve maximum strength. The packaging of the drywall hardware will include instructions and maximum weight restrictions. Not sure about how to mount a shelf? Bring in a PINCH HITTER in for the job.

Grand slam tip:

When mounting a shelf, always take note of the weight restrictions. You can make your shelf very sturdy by ensuring your screws go into the wall studs. Alternatively, if screwing into the stud is not possible, use drywall anchors (not drywall plugs) to achieve maximum strength. Not sure about how to mount a shelf? Bring in a PINCH HITTER in for the job.

Medium size baseball collection. (10-30 pieces)

 

A medium collection is going to require some square footage in your Man Cave, in the form of a bookshelf. A full size bookshelf has four shelves. This will allow you to start to cluster together themes of memorabilia. For example, books, magazines or binders of trading cards can have their own shelf. Bobble heads or baseballs can have a space of their own as well, and so on.

Display pieces of your collection by framing

Showcase prize pieces by framing, or putting them in a display case. Bring attention to your favorite or valuable pieces of memorabilia by placing them in a display. 

Putting a special piece into a case, or mounting it into a frame or shadow box will both display your item beautifully in your Man Cave, and protect your piece from damage.

Framing and display cases are TRIPLE PLAY options.

They:

  1. Protect
  2. Enhance Aesthetic
  3. Increase Value

Small space baseball display cases

If you are interested in showcasing your baseball memorabilia in display cases, you are in luck. There are many styles to accommodate all types of different keepsakes. Here are some of my picks will surely be a HOMERUN in your man cave.

Room layout for a small baseball man cave

Below you will see some patterns you can use to display pieces of your collection. The frames are color coded by size. 

  • Red – 30.5″ X 22.5″ Jersey Frame
  • Green – 21.5″ X 14′ Trading Card Frame (20 cards)
  • Yellow – 18″ x 14″ 20 Ball Display Frame 

Check out some of these grouping patterns and avoid a design FOUL.

wall layout
tv frame layout

*65 inch TV

Filling in the gaps

Do you feel like you have to much empty wall space? To fill in these empty spaces, why not frame inexpensive magazine covers, or surplus trading cards. They may not have any monetary value, but they have historic and artistic value. You can create interesting baseball decor that will blend in with, and enhance, your space.

I hope you found this article helpful. CATCH you later.

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