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New Museum Dedicated to Sports Opens in Downtown

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The 30,000 square-foot museum, estimated to house a collection of sports memorabilia and real estate worth $30 million combined, is a product of years of collecting and a wife who said to get it all out of their house. That makes sense since the 10,000 pieces were overflowing. So Gary Cypres, who made his money in the finance, mortgage and travel agency businesses, took the challenge to an extreme and opened a museum.

It's safe to say, people are impressed by the Sports Museum of Los Angeles that opened today.

"I don't know of any other collection in the world that has the depth and variety of what Gary has," said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions, to the LA Times. "He's got football, basketball and baseball, but he's also got bowling pins, early 18th-century tennis rackets and that game room with all those arcade and board games."