Good news for sports fans and collectors: Gary Cypres’ Sports Museum of Los Angeles is going to be open to the public once again.
The building is where Cypres houses a large part of his massive collection of rare, valuable and one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia. He created the museum with the idea of having it open on a daily basis and did so for about six months back in 2008. After that, it was open only for special events and private parties. Starting this Saturday, though, the doors will be open once again.
For a $15 admission charge (cheaper for kids), you can take the tour and lay your eyes on some remarkable items. Cypres has been collecting Dodgers memorabilia for over 25 years, buying and trading for some historic pieces that date back to the team’s earliest days in Brooklyn more than a century ago. From game-worn uniforms to original broadcasts, important game-used items and awards, the Sports Museum is a must-see if you’re in Los Angeles.
The return of the Rams to LA has sparked interest in a brand new section that’s also in the future plans.
Dave Lopez of LA’s ABC affiliate got a sneak peek as the museum prepared to open its special exhibits, speaking with staff member Sal Martinez and giving us a look at some of the Dodgers portion of the collection. The video is below. If you can’t see it, click here.