For about 30 years now, Cincinnati’s Fabulous Frames & Art has been providing custom-framing services of the highest caliber. Our customers trust us to take the best care of valuable artwork, precious artifacts, and important collectibles. We recently had the pleasure of framing a complete set of 1976 Cincinnati Reds baseball cards, and we’re really proud of the results.
Our customer asked us to create a multiple-opening composition mimicking a baseball field. We used a combination of green, brown, red, and white mats to create this piece with 14 openings, containing all the player cards in their proper positions on the field, along with all the extra cards from the set and a silver plaque denoting their 1976 World Championship status.
The bases are all intricately cut out of white mat board in their correct shapes. Look, it’s the iconic Johnny Bench!
Ken Griffey occupies the Outfield position.
The set includes Reds All Stars Dave Concepcion and Joe Morgan.
Of course the infamous Pete Rose is at 3rd Base.
Each valuable baseball card has been mounted with an Ultra Museum mount that is acid-free and uses no adhesive, so that each card can be safely removed in the future. The mounts can be barely seen in the upper left and lower right corners of each card.
Here you can see the level of precise craftsmanship involved in cutting and assembling such a complex piece.
The entire composition is framed with an elegant, wide black and silver frame and protected by Conservation Clear glass, which provides UV protection to keep the colors of these valuable keepsakes vivid and true for a long time to come.
To better get to know our capabilities, check out this blog post, which shows some of the more intricate custom shadowboxes we’ve created for keepsakes like baby shoes, fishing lures and even a full-size violin!
We also carry a diverse assortment of sports artwork and photography showing the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, as well as college teams including the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, and a full line of sports display cases to safely display footballs, football helmets, boxing gloves, baseballs, baseball bats, golf balls, basketballs, and hockey pucks.
Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.