It’s called the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, but Gary Cypres’ New York roots aren’t hard to spot in his massive collection of historic sports memorabilia. In fact, Dodger fans can get quite an education on the team’s Brooklyn history if they’re lucky enough to tour the building, located not far from the Staples Center.
He owns everything from the 1889 letter that confirmed the team’s acceptance into the National League to Babe Ruth’s coaches uniform to Don Newcombe’s trophies.
But it’s not all Dodgers.
Cypres is one of the hobby’s most active collectors of high-end memorabilia, which he uses to tell the history of sports inside the 32,000 square-foot facility.
The museum was open to the public on a regular basis back in 2008, but cost concerns and logistics forced it back into semi-hibernation. In a story on ESPN.com this, however, Cypres revealed plans to open the collection to the public once again.