Pros:All sides of the ball can be seen without removing the case.
Cons:Doesn't fit softballs, will break if dropped.
The Bottom Line: If you only display baseballs this is a good way to get them out there!
For sports memorabilia collectors it's a common problem: signed or commerative balls look so cool in the store but when you get them home they can be hard to display. Some of my favorite balls were caught at games and I'd love to tell the stories about them to friends but there is really no way to do that if they are in a shoe box in the closet, right? So, how does one get those balls out of the closet and on display without them rolling around and falling off the shelf?
The cube allows visibility.
In my collection the real value of items is as conversation pieces. If they don't have a story associated with them, if they aren't worthy of display, I don't want them. The cube fits that philosophy because it's clear on all sides so visitors can see all the signatures, scuffs, logos, and other interesting items on a ball.
It's not rolling!
In the bottom of the cube there is a molded stand to cup the ball and keep it from rattling around. Couple this with the sides being so close and you'll agree that the ball isn't going anywhere. Even when you pass it around the room as people look at it you won't get much wiggle of the ball which is a good thing.
Easy to assemble.
Ever wonder how the ball gets in there? When you pull on the cube you'll find that it's made of two halves that are more or less shaped like the letter "C". Simply slide them apart, place the ball in, and slide them back together. Even kids can do it.
Not really. Drop one of these on a hardwood floor and it's almost certain to shatter. That's one of the biggest drawbacks I've found. If you don't drop it there is no reason it won't last for many years. My oldest is over 20 years old!
What kinds of balls?
Here is another drawback: this only holds baseballs. This means your autographed Jenny Finch softball or other similar item isn't going to be displayed in this cube. The tight sides that keep the ball from wiggling also keep the case from allowing other types of balls. How big is this drawback? It depends on how eclectic your collection it.
It's simple, easy to install, and will hold the ball well. I like that there is no paper or cardboard stand in the bottom to hide part of the ball. This is truly all clear and allows the ball to be the star.
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