A lot happened in 2021 affecting the display case market with supply chain issues, resulting in rising costs and back order of products available. Rising costs of materials, long delays in shipments from overseas and an increase in shipping costs are just a few of the reasons why you might have noticed that display cases have gone up in prices. The good news though, it looks like they won’t be going up in 2022.

As the leading sports memorabilia display case retailer, we carry cases by every major manufacturer and have seen almost every type of display case on the market today. With extensive analytics data, we are able to see what shoppers are looking for both on Memorabilia Displays and outside of our site as well.

When choosing any display case, the investment in the case typically reflects the value of the item being displayed. For example, you are most likely going to spend more on a display case for a signed Tom Brady jersey than your child’s little league jersey. Once you have your budget set, it really comes down to personal preference on appearance and other needs such as size, color, weight, finishes, etc.

With so many jersey display cases to choose from with in our Jersey Display Case Collection, we ranked the Top 10, taking into consideration quality, value and popularity:

  1. Quality – How well made this case is. What is the quality of construction? Will it last long?
  2. Value – Does this case offer the most bang for your buck? For it's price, are you getting your money’s worth.
  3. Popularity – Based on page view and purchases made on MemorabiliaDisplays.com as well as third party website analytics on other sites such as Google, Amazon, etc.

Below you will see our rankings (scale of 1-10, 1 being lowest and 10 being best in class) and rationale.


Top 10 Jersey Display Cases

 

10. Large Acrylic Jersey Display Case with Black Back

 

Jersey Display Case Large - Acrylic With High Gloss Black Back
  1. Manufacturer: STG Supplies and BCW Supplies
  2. Quality: 8/10
  3. Value: 5/10
  4. Popularity: 4/10
  5. Overall Score: 5.6 out of 10

     

    This was one of the most popular jersey display cases, but has been very hard to keep in stock as the two main manufacturers stopped carrying this case and available is very slim. When in stock, this case delivers high value for such a great looking case that doesn’t require any professional framing. You won’t need to mess with pinning your jersey as the top of the case comes off with an attached acrylic hanger that is sloped at the perfect angle for your jersey to hang naturally. We prefer this acrylic case over glass cases for a large jersey case as it is lighter and won’t shatter if dropped. This case is UV protected and can hold any size professional jersey.

    Pros

    1. Size – when compared to most other jersey cases, this one is the among the deepest and largest; we recommend measuring your wall to ensure there is space for this 30” x 37” case
    2. Ease of use – takes moments to assemble with no worry of potentially damaging your jersey with pins

     

    Cons

    1. Hanging on the wall – two small holes on the back to hang the case can make it tricky to get it just right
    2. High Price Point – There are far less expensive cases that provide the same functionality as this case, including all the cabinet cases with a closing door.


      9. Small Jersey Cabinet Display

       

      Small Jersey or T-Shirt Shadow Box Cabinet Display Case
      1. Manufacturer: SF Displays
      2. Quality: 6/10
      3. Value: 8/10
      4. Popularity: 4/10
      5. Overall Score: 6.0 out of 10


        With the best price tag among the small jersey display cases, this case provides immense value. Brass hinges for a swinging, lockable door with UV protected acrylic are the key highlights. Four different wood trims to choose from as well allow you to match your office or man cave décor. Has a pinnable backdrop for your jersey and with 2” inside depth, there is enough room to add any other décor or collectables to this collection such as a photo or pennant.

        Pros

        1. Low cost – the most inexpensive small jersey case you can find in the market
        2. UV protected – acrylic door has UV protectant added to keep your jersey safe from harmful UV rays

         

        Cons

        1. Pins – need to pin jersey to keep it in place. Not ideal if you are afraid of damaging high value items
        2. Older look – with the brass hardware and wood design it has a vintage/retro style compared to many modern cases on the market


          8. Jersey Display Case Large With Mirrored Back

           

          Jersey Display Case Large With Mirrored Back
          1. Manufacturer: BCW Supplies
          2. Quality: 8/10
          3. Value: 4/10
          4. Popularity: 6/10
          5. Overall Score: 6.0 out of 10

            Like the #10 large acrylic with black backing, this mirror back option is great if you want to be able to see autographs on the back of the jersey or make your room seem larger with the mirrored reflection. Hanger is removable and attaches to the top lid of the case. Can be tricky to hang with two holes in the back, so it’s highly recommended you have the help of another person to hold and level while you mark where to you want to put your anchor screws. Typically, NFL, NHL or MLB jerseys are so large that they cover most of the mirror, which is why most people choose the less expensive option with the high gloss black back. Also, since this is acrylic, it isn’t as heavy as a glass jersey display case, making sure your investment stays on the wall.

            Pros

            1. Acrylic lightweight materials – less risk of falling off wall than a glass case and won’t shatter
            2. Mirror back gives depth to your room and view of the reverse side of the jersey

             

            Cons

            1. Higher priced than black back model
            2. Mirror on back isn’t glass, rather imprint on acrylic – still looks nice, but not a true glass mirror


              7. Jersey Display Case Acrylic Small Black Back

               

              Acrylic Jersey Display Case Small Black Back
              1. Manufacturer: BCW & Saf-T-Gard
              2. Quality: 8/10
              3. Value: 7/10
              4. Popularity: 5/10
              5. Overall Score: 6.6 out of 10



                The smaller version of the large acrylic jersey display case with black back, this acrylic jersey display case with a black high gloss black is for smaller jerseys (such as NBA). We probably don’t sell as many of the smaller version since NBA jerseys aren’t as popular to display as NFL, MLB and NHL jerseys. The top lid pops off with an attached removable hanger to hang your jersey. The acrylic is lighter and won’t shatter if dropped (like glass would) but this option carries a higher risk of scratches. This case is a bit hard to hang with only two holes on the back and it requires you to buy anchor screws separately.

                Pros

                1. Acrylic case is lightweight and won’t shatter – great since this has to hang on your wall
                2. Higher value than mirror back model with the black back

                 

                Cons

                1. Hard to hang with only two holes on the back – no hooks or strings
                2. Acrylic hanger is very exposed with NBA jerseys – doesn’t have the “framed” look

                   

                  6. Sports Displays.com Custom Framing

                  1. Manufacturer: SportsDisplays.com
                  2. Quality: 8/10
                  3. Value: 7/10
                  4. Popularity: 6/10
                  5. Overall Score: 7.0 out of 10

                    Of all the professional jersey framing companies, we’d recommend SportsDisplays.com because of their outstanding value of $249 and quality of work. If you were to take a jersey framing project to a local framing store, the costs can easily run up to $600+. There are four styles of jersey frames to choose from as well as other customizations to make sure you get the look you want. They make it easy to mail in the jersey and photos/cards you want framed (about $10) and they ship the finished product back to you. Turnaround time is about 3-4 weeks for the whole process (faster in the summer months). They offer high-end professional framing you will be happy to show off your jersey.

                    Pros

                    1. Most affordable framing company –this is a fraction of what you will find anywhere else in the market to have a jersey professionally framed
                    2. Quality craftmanship – incredible value for a custom and professional presentation

                     

                    Cons

                    1. Shipping – risk of damaging memorabilia during shipping process back and forth, recommend investing in postage insurance
                    2. Affordability – while this is the most cost-effective route for a professionally-designed jersey display case, it may be less expensive to DIY


                      5. Extra Large Jersey Cabinet Display Case


                      1. Manufacturer: SF Displays
                      2. Quality: 7/10
                      3. Value: 7/10
                      4. Popularity: 7/10
                      5. Overall Score: 7.0 out of 10

                         

                        This is the larger version of the most popular jersey display case, designed to fit the largest of jerseys such as NFL, NHL or MLB jerseys. This would be ranked higher, but there is such a wide price gap to move up to this larger case that it tends to not be purchased as much. 

                        We'd recommend this case for anyone who doesn't want to fold their jersey up with the Large Jersey Cabinet Display Case. Key features we like are hinges with keys, UV acrylic cabinet door and ease of mounting a jersey to your wall.

                        Pros

                        1. Tallest Case On Market - At 37" High and 28" Wide - This case is among the largest cases you can find for your extra large jerseys 
                        2. Hanger - With a removable hanger, it doesn't take long to get your jersey in the case and presentable. You will have to adjust the sleeves to have them hang the way you want them to though

                         

                        Cons

                        1. Hardware - This case comes with the hanging hardware that need to installed on the back. It is very simple with pilot holes already drilled and only requires a screwdriver. This has been a challenge to some customers in the past though
                        2. Older Look - The ornate wood trim is a bit dated compared to a "flat" modern looking trim. But there aren't any jersey cases like that we have been able to find.


                          4. Extra Large Jersey Cabinet Display Deep

                           

                          1. Manufacturer: SF Displays
                          2. Quality: 8/10
                          3. Value: 8/10
                          4. Popularity: 8/10
                          5. Overall Score: 8.0 out of 10



                            With a depth of 3.7 in., this extra large jersey cabinet deep shadow box can house your favorite NFL, NHL or MLB jersey as well as any other collectibles such as baseballs, baseball bats, figurines, photos, etc. Swinging, lockable door has a UV protected acrylic cover. We like how versatile this case is with a pinnable black board so you aren’t just limited to only showing off a jersey and the ability to hang it vertically or horizontally. We aren’t too fond of the hanger as it is straight and doesn’t allow your jersey to hang naturally.

                            Pros

                            1. Versatility – can display many other complementary collectibles with your jersey
                            2. Four wood colors – options to match your décor

                             

                            Cons

                            1. Straight hanger – doesn’t allow your jersey to hang with a natural look
                            2. Older look – with the brass hardware and wood design it has a vintage/retro style compared to many modern cases on the market


                              3. Extra Large Jersey Cabinet Display Double Matted - Customizable Case

                               

                              Extra Large Jersey Cabinet Display Double Matted
                              1. Manufacturer: SF Displays
                              2. Quality: 8/10
                              3. Value: 10/10
                              4. Popularity: 7/10
                              5. Overall Score: 8.3 out of 10


                                For those that want the professional jersey framing look without paying the price, this is the best option for those do-it-yourselfers. It will take about 45-60 minutes to cut out the mat board and pin to get this jersey look just right, but the final product is what you would expect to find from a framing store.

                                This jersey display case is made by the same manufacturer as the other jersey cabinet display cases, SF Displays. This is a great value case if you want to a very custom presentation, there are 27 different layout options to choose with horizontal or vertical layouts. This is an extra large case, designed for bigger NFL, NHL or MLB jerseys.

                                Pros

                                1. Low cost – get a professional look to display in a high-traffic location (such as a restaurant or corporate setting) without the high costs
                                2. Highly Customizable - 4 wood trims, 27 layout orientations and 20 colors to choose from to create your perfect case. This is one of the most underrated cases since you can get a professional look for half the price.

                                 

                                Cons

                                1. Pins – have to pin jersey to keep it in place. Not ideal if you are afraid of damaging high value items
                                2. Requires work - For those not wanting to cut out a mat board and pin the jersey, this may not be for you. It will take about 45 minutes of patient work to get this looking great.



                                  2. Jersey Hanger - Fully Adjustable Display by JerseyGenius

                                   

                                  Jersey Hanger - Fully Adjustable Display by JerseyGenius
                                  1. Manufacturer: JerseyGenius
                                  2. Quality: 7/10
                                  3. Value: 10/10
                                  4. Popularity: 10/10
                                  5. Overall Score: 9.0 out of 10



                                    A new jersey display to the list this year, the JerseyGenius is our #2 choice for jersey displays because of the value you get with this product. It's the lowest price point we have found for such a versatile jersey hanger. We love the ability to adjust the hanger so it fits any jersey you have to give it a 3D look with the sleeves flattened out. 

                                    Pros

                                    1. Value - You won't find a cheaper price point to display a jersey on your wall. It's 66% less expensive than a fully enclosed jersey case
                                    2. No Show Look - The easily adjustable pivot points allow you to hang and stretch out your jersey without seeing the hanger

                                     

                                    Cons

                                    1. No Protection - This is not the case for your if you want UV or dirt protection to preserve a high value jersey. We recommend using this for an unsigned jersey or one that is a man cave away from harmful UV light.
                                    2. Some Assembly Required - Though very easy, you will need to set up the hanger to showcase your jersey. This isn't hard to do with adequate videos, but something to consider. 



                                      1. Large Jersey Cabinet Display Case

                                       

                                      Large Jersey Cabinet Display Case
                                      1. Manufacturer: SF Displays
                                      2. Quality: 7/10
                                      3. Value: 10/10
                                      4. Popularity: 10/10
                                      5. Overall Score: 9.0 out of 10



                                        For the second year in a room, this is the most popular jersey display case on Amazon.com and Memorabilia Displays. At this low price, it’s easy to see the value here. Swinging cabinet door with a UV protected glass with locking brass hinges, it’s very simple to get your jersey up for display. There is a removable hanger that matches the hardwood. It’s a low profile case, so you will have to fold your larger jersey sleeves in, so if you are okay with not having your jersey stretched out wrinkle free, this is the best value out there with the lowest price you will find.

                                        We'd recommend the Extra Large Jersey Cabinet Case for any extra large NFL, MLB or NHL jerseys as you will be required to fold up the bottom as this case is only 30" high. 

                                        Pros

                                        1. Lowest Price – nearly the fraction of the cost compared to any other fully enclosed jersey case on the market
                                        2. Value – UV protection and locking acrylic door give this option one of the best values on the market

                                         

                                        Cons

                                        1. Folding of sleeves – with larger jerseys, you will need to fold over the sleeves to fit in the case and don’t have the ability to pin them down, so it won’t look as finished as other displays
                                        2. Older look – again, with the brass hardware and wood design it has a vintage/retro style compared to many modern cases on the market

                                           

                                          This is part of our series that breakdown what are the best sports memorabilia cases in the market today. We aim to provide a list for all case categories.

                                          Have any suggestions to add to this list? We would love to hear from you! Drop us an e-mail at info@memorabiliadisplays.com.

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