FanaticFrames

FAN-atic Frames

South Plainfield, New Jersey | 214 Sales

FanaticFrames

FAN-atic Frames

South Plainfield, New Jersey 214 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(78)

Announcement   Welcome to FAN-atic Frames.
**MY FRAMED PRODUCTS USE ONLY LICENSED SPORTS ITEMS BUT THE COMPLETED FRAMED WORKS, AS A WHOLE, ARE NOT. THEY ARE HANDCRAFTED ITEMS. WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH, OR SPONSORED BY, THE TRADEMARK OR COPYRIGHT OWNER. ALL PENNANTS, SIGNS, CARDS AND MATERIALS I USE ARE LICENSED AND HAVE BEEN PURCHASED FROM SPORTS, RETAIL, AND SECONDARY MARKET STORES, OVER THE MANY YEARS I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING. I DO NOT MAKE THE CARDS, PENNANTS OR SIGNS I USE**. I use new and vintage sports pennants, street signs, and other memorabilia, combined with your favorite players or teams sports cards, to make a collectible for any fan. Each piece is designed, cut, and assembled by hand, and is one of a kind! Special orders are available for your favorite team or player!! PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2018

Welcome to FAN-atic Frames.
**MY FRAMED PRODUCTS USE ONLY LICENSED SPORTS ITEMS BUT THE COMPLETED FRAMED WORKS, AS A WHOLE, ARE NOT. THEY ARE HANDCRAFTED ITEMS. WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH, OR SPONSORED BY, THE TRADEMARK OR COPYRIGHT OWNER. ALL PENNANTS, SIGNS, CARDS AND MATERIALS I USE ARE LICENSED AND HAVE BEEN PURCHASED FROM SPORTS, RETAIL, AND SECONDARY MARKET STORES, OVER THE MANY YEARS I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING. I DO NOT MAKE THE CARDS, PENNANTS OR SIGNS I USE**. I use new and vintage sports pennants, street signs, and other memorabilia, combined with your favorite players or teams sports cards, to make a collectible for any fan. Each piece is designed, cut, and assembled by hand, and is one of a kind! Special orders are available for your favorite team or player!! PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

Tony Grimaldi

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About

How it all began at FAN-atic Frames!!

ARE YOU, OR IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE, A SPORTS FAN?
If so…
I can create any sports themed framed piece about that favorite team, whether it be football, baseball, basketball, hockey, Nascar, golf, etc. With hard work and special care, I can create a beautiful framed art-piece to hang on your wall to commemorate your favorite team. Was the ’55 Brooklyn Dodgers your father’s favorite team? Or was the ’69 or ’86 Mets the team that you grew up with …or was the 2004 Red Sox World Series win your wicked pleasure. Was the Superbowl 2007 Giants your favorite team of all time…was Dale Earnhardt your favorite Nascar driver…or are you thrilled by the basketball skills of LeBron James? I can design a piece of art work for you to put in your family room, your office, your bed room, your game room, your man cave…wherever you would like to hang it for optimum viewing.

FOOTBALL! BASEBALL! NASCAR! GOLF! HOCKEY!
…and more. That’s what Fan-atic Frames is all about. In 2003, my wife and I had our first child, and while I was working as a assistant store director for a large retail store, and she a high school math teacher, we really couldn't survive being a one salary family, so we both continued to work our full time jobs, while paying for daycare for our son.

Two years later, our second child was born, after which my wife had decided that she wanted to pursue her masters degree in Educational Administration. It was then decided that I would stay home and raise our 2 children. After a few months of being home, I realized I missed the interaction with adults that I had every day in the retail world. I had always been crafty and artistic, so I started thinking about doing something that would allow me to continue taking care of my children at home and still afford me the opportunity to work at something that included my passion of sports.

While strolling through the mall with my children one holiday season, I was trying to figure out what I was going to give to my brother for Christmas. You see, it had become a tradition that I would create or design some type of sports-themed gift around his favorite team, the St. Louis Rams. Now, it wasn't easy finding any sports memorabilia pertaining to the Rams here in NJ…so as luck would have it, I came upon a store that had the perfect item – it was a pennant that was taped onto mat board, along with about 10 football cards – also taped to the mat board – and framed for hanging on the wall. It was selling for a phenomenal price…and I wasn't impressed by the workmanship. Taping the pennant and cards to the board just ruined them…and that’s when I thought ‘I can do better than that’ … so I read everything I could find about the intricacies of mat cutting, bought myself a mat cutter, taught myself how to cut mats on my dining room table,…and soon “Fan-atic Frames” was born.

Now, 10 years later, countless craft shows all over the north east, and "FAN-ATIC'S" displaying my framed art in their homes and offices, I am ready to bring my work to the many sports "FAN-ATIC'S" here on ETSY.

Shop members

  • Anthony Grimaldi

    Owner, Creator, Designer

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Find FanaticFrames at the following upcoming markets!

  • Christmas in the Country
    The Fairgrounds
    5600 McKinley Pkwy
    HAMBURG, NY

    Nov 1–4

    The iconic Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 34th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds November 1-4. Over 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, a food truck rodeo for dining and The Tavern featuring handcrafted beverages, wines and spirits. Patrons can connect and interact with the creators of the countless product lines at the event. Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. Attendees will find unique and only handcrafted creations made in the USA, including home décor, gourmet foods, trendsetting jewelry, hand-poured aromatic candles, children’s toys and clothing, stylish pottery, original wall art, gifts for pets and holiday gift items galore. This show is consistently ranked in the Top 100 shows in the country!

  • 18th Annual Hamburg Holiday Craft Show
    Hamburg Area High School
    701 Windsor St
    HAMBURG, PA

    Nov 10–11

    The annual Hamburg Holiday Craft Show event is held in November with a variety of arts and crafts vendors offering everything for your gift giving needs and Holiday decorating. Hours: Sat: 9AM - 4PM, Sun: 10AM – 3PM

  • Granny's Attic
    Thompson Middle School
    MIDDLETOWN, NJ

    Nov 17

    38th Annual Granny’s Attic Craft Show is sponsored by the Thompson Middle School PFA. The Saturday before Thanksgiving... It's a Tradition! Doors open 9am - 4pm. Located at 1001 Middletown Lincroft Road, Middletown, NJ. It’s amazing event that has become a holiday tradition in Monmouth County since 1980! Considered one of the largest craft shows on the East Coast, Granny's Attic features more than 200 juried vendors/crafters of unique, handcrafted items to satisfy all your holiday shopping needs! Artwork, stained glass, holiday ornaments, accessories, candles, ceramics, children's items, jewelry, tasty chocolates, homemade fudge, spices and many more unique, handcrafted items. This family friendly event also includes a bake shop, hot food, hourly 50/50 and a grand raffle. Get ready to do some holiday shopping and get into a festive holiday mood. For more info on this great event, please like & follow our Facebook& Instagram to stay connected!

  • Christkindelmarkt
    Christkindlmarkt
    BETHLEHEM, PA

    Nov 23–25

    Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind family event that brings the spirit of Bethlehem alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features: Aisles of handmade works by more than 150 of the nation’s finest artisans. The ring-ting-tingling sounds of live Christmas music and jolly, old St. Nick’s hearty laughter. Ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, including the popular Hot Glass Experience: Glass Ornament sessions. Käthe Wohlfarht, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and collectibles from Germany. Breakfast with St. Nicholas (additional ticket required). Christkindlmarkt 2018 season begins on Friday, November 16th and runs weekends until December 23rd!

  • 17th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market
    Lake Mohawk Country Club
    SPARTA, NJ

    Dec 1–2

    It’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” – it’s simply at the top of the “to do” list for festive shoppers. This magical outdoor German Christmas Market beckons to all, with beautifully crafted and unique items from over 125 vendors near and afar. With the perfect backdrop of beautiful Lake Mohawk…why go anywhere else? . In the 16 years since its humble beginning of raising funds for local charities and organizations, it is now truly recognized as New Jersey’s largest Christmas Market, attracting over 20,000 to Lake Mohawk during the weekend.

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Last updated on Feb 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do you accept returns?

I have been in business selling my custom framed sports items for over 13 years on the web, both on ebay and most recently here on etsy, as well as being a crafter at over 30 craft shows a year in NJ, PA, NY, and DE, and in that time, I have never had anyone dislike my products, let alone ask to return one. It is for that reason, that I do not have a return policy and DO NOT TAKE RETURNS. Please look at the reviews buyers have left for me. Then, I ask that you look over the picture and description of the item your considering, and who it is intended for before making the purchase. If you have any questions, please ask. I pride myself on being honest and upfront with each customer and would not sacrifice my integrity for a sale.

Can you make any player?

I get this a lot. If there is a pennant or sign( Focal Point) for the player your inquiring about, and if I can acquire it, AND, if there are enough sports cards to make the piece, then yes! Please ask!!

Do I sell the pennants by themselves

Sorry, I do not.

I have my own cards, will you use them?

Unfortunately, I will not. The reason being that if they are scarce, or hard to find cards, and something was to happen to them, either in shipment to me, or in the item making process, and they can't be replaced, that's a situation I would not like to happen.

Do you sell the mattes empty and unframed so I can use my own cards?

Sorry I do not.