My customer wanted to have an autographed Tom Brady football jersey framed as a surprise for her partner's birthday. He is a huge Tom Brady fan and she wanted to give him something special to show her appreciation for his love and support. Included with the jersey is a certificate of authenticity and an engraved nameplate.
I want to thank my customer for being so patient and understanding while I dealt with recent health issues. Although I met the original due date of the end of November, she had contacted me in plenty of time to see if I could have the shadow box ready by early November instead. I had told her it wouldn't be a problem, but it was not long afterwards that I became ill and could not meet the earlier deadline.
Many thanks to my twin sister, Ellen, who took on the task of finishing up this jersey shadow box for me. With my instruction, and a little help when I could, she did a fantastic job! She was just as particular as I am and I knew she would do as good a job as I could. My customer was thrilled with how the shadow box turned out when she picked it up, and let me know that her partner was equally as thrilled with his birthday gift.
I also want to thank the folks at Frame Express who cut the two openings in the top mat for me, as I could not physically do so. They did it with a quick turnaround time and at a very reasonable price, and I really appreciate them helping me out.
The certificate of authenticity was encapsulated with archival clear polyester film. Since the certificate was quite small (approximately 3" square), it was floated above a red mat background, and a small grey mat was added in order to give the certificate more prominence when floated above the bottom portion of the jersey. Tru Vue's conservation clear glass was chosen to provide 99% UV protection and help slow down any fading.