So, I have another collecting dilemma. Like many people, I enjoy ice cream. I enjoy it even more when it’s served in a collectable Red Sox mini helmet. Really, who wouldn’t? So, when I get a chance I like to get myself a little Red Sox sundae. Of course, I always save the collectable helmet when I’m done. But, here’s the problem. What exactly do I do with all these helmets?
The helmets themselves are great. They look nice on a shelf. They’re small enough that they don’t take up a lot of space in the collection…on their own. Some of them come in different styles. In 1999, for instance, the ones from Fenway had the All-Star game logo on the front. So, there’s even some variety to the collection. I like that. Plus, there’s a definite tie-in to the Red Sox. Players wear helmets or hats during the game. Somehow that makes them a more authentic collectable than, say, a box of cereal or a pencil. This is a baseball item.
But, over the years, I’ve picked up a small pile of these helmets. I’m guessing I probably have 20-25 of them at the moment. They are currently stacked inside each other in a single stack. That is definitely not optimizing their display capabilities.
But, how would they be optimized?
I could stack them in a pyramid. That might add some visual interest, but isn’t really all that clever. I could scatter them all over the place, so everywhere you turn, you’d be looking at a helmet. That might get a little creepy! When I was lamenting about my stack of souvenir cups, I tossed out the idea of building a coffee table out of the cups. Maybe I could use the helmets to ring the top of a cup table? I could hang them from the ceiling in a giant helmet mobile. I could glue them to a shirt to make a mini-helmet suit of armor. There are so many options.
What’re some other ideas?