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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Take Me Out to the...Met?

As I've mentioned in the past, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, oddly, has the most famous baseball card collection in the world, assembled by the man, Jefferson Burdick,  who gave the little cardboard slabs, going back to the 1880s, their classification system, and then donated 30,000 of them to the NYC museum.  As this new ESPN article and video show, you can see exhibits there and make appointments to leaf through the scrapbooks, if you're lucky.  And here's my separate blog on my own card collection and examples and some history (one of them at left).  Actually, they are little pieces of art--at least the old lithographic ones, so the Met is apt home, when you think about it.

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