Trevor Hoffman’s Home Bar & Baseball Display
Trevor and Tracy Hoffman had just moved into their new Fairbanks Ranch home when they contacted me about setting up Trevor’s baseball display and bar room. There were piles of memorabilia all over the floor the first time we met. After talking with Trevor about the important moments in his career and learning what he would most like to highlight, I began to assess the memorabilia that he had. I quickly had things sorted into themes, and began placing items. We had shelving built to display the first 300 save baseballs from his career. Items pertaining to his many all-star appearances, as well as several photos were taken to my framer to be secured in frames and shadow boxes. Items were soon hung on the walls, and themed display cabinets were filled. It wasn’t too long before Trevor’s baseball display was featured in San Diego Home & Garden magazine, and on One-on-One with Jane Mitchell on Cox Channel 4.
Bret Boone’s Home Bar & Baseball Room
When it came time for Bret Boone to set up his personal baseball display room, he called his friend, Trevor Hoffman, for input. Trevor referred Bret to Tobias Sports Projects. Bret has a lot of unique memorabilia from his own distinguished career, but being part of major league baseball’s first three-generation-family, he has plenty of interesting historical items as well. We themed each particular area, and took in items to be framed – mostly jerseys and photos. I then designed some simple racks to hold Bret’s collection of baseball bats. Items were placed, frames were hung on the walls, and soon Bret Boone had a stunning baseball display that he, his friends and family have enjoyed ever since.
Bob Boone’s Home Baseball Room
After seeing the final outcome of his son Bret’s baseball room, Bob Boone, four-time major league all-star catcher, hired Tobias Sports Projects to set up his room. Though much smaller than his son’s display, Bob’s room is more intimate and had a great feeling of “family,” which makes sense for a member of major league baseball’s first three-generation family. Bob had fantastic memorabilia to work with, including his 1980 world series trophy, several Gold Glove Awards, and a lot of other interesting material. The final outcome was a room where Bob Boone can relax, watch a game, and be surrounded by three generations of baseball momentoes!
Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, Lance Alworth accumulated a lot of football memorabilia. He has footballs, jerseys, cleats, photos, game programs and all other sorts of items in his collection. Lance didn’t want to display his memorabilia, but rather have it archived so that everything would be in order for him and his family. Once everything was gathered together, I assessed the collection and began to photograph and catalog everything. I scanned all photos and burned them to disc, then ordered the necessary archival materials and began to sort and pack everything. Now he has roughly 50 –years-worth of memorabilia that is neatly archived and still readily accessible.
The San Diego Chargers Team Offices
In the Spring of 2006, I was contracted by the San Diego Chargers to assist the organization in the redecoration of the team business offices. After setting themes for each area of the building, I went through the team photo archive and selected more than 300 specific images that were then scanned and printed at poster-size. I wrote captions for each image, and then had them framed and hung. Next, I helped supply football cards for a comprehensive wall of Chargers trading cards that began in 1960, and went up through the most current season. When it came the time to fill the display cases, I worked with Helmet Hut to have museum-quality replica helmets made to represent particular players for each different helmet style that the Chargers have worn through the years. I was also able to fill the various display cases throughout the building with memorabilia from my personal collections, as well as items that I secured on loan from another advanced collector. The result was a new Chargers “museum” that has educated and entertained all players, staff and guests that have since walked the halls at Chargers Park.