It is the largest known rare sports memorabilia collection in the United States and now the public will get to see what Gary Cypres owns.
If you’ve bid against Gary Cypres for a piece he wants to put in his collection, you’ve probably lost.
The Los Angeles resident has amassed a multi-million dollar collection of vintage sports cards and game used memorabilia and it’s almost ready for public display.
The Sports Museum of Los Angeles is Cypres’ baby. He’s been hoping to give fans and collectors the opportunity to enjoy what he owns and on November 28, the collection will finally become public.
The museum covers 32,000 square feet in a building about a mile south of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. It includes over 10,000 pieces of rare sports memorabilia–from a T206 Wagner card to game used Babe Ruth bats to game worn uniforms of some of sports’ biggest names. But it’s also a learning experience, with displays highlighting the development of equipment through the years.
Cypres began collecting in the 1980s and his business success enabled him to amass the wealth necessary to chase some of the best pieces in the world. He’s been a regular bidder in high profile auctions conducted by the major players in the industry.
The Sports Museum of Los Angeles will be open from 10 AM – 6 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Admission fees will be $17.50 for adults and $11 for children age 5-12.