Autographed baseball cards in the Sunshine State

The Elliott Museum in Stuart, US, is showcasing what it claims is the second largest collection of signed baseball memorabilia anywhere. Their special "For the Love of the Game" exhibition will run until the 25th of this month.

The greatest collection of such memorabilia naturally remains in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

One particularly impressive piece is a baseball signed by the 1932 World Series champion New York Yankees team. As any fan will know, that was the team led by all time greats Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, and all nine men were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

At Paul Fraser Collectibles, we currently have our own piece of Babe Ruth memorabilia: a 10x8 signed photo.

The exhibits include a large number of baseball cards signed by notable players all through the ages. The museum has gone to some effort to ensure it's possible to view both sides of the cards.

The Elliot Museum is raising funds to house itself in a new building and is hopeful that the exhibition will help it near completion of the task. There will be current greats and recent greats visiting the museum to help this along.

Perhaps they will sign autographs themselves. Brook Fordyce, Rusty Meacham, Jim Kaat and Ralph Kiner are all likely to make an appearance. The latter two will be present on October 22.

For more information see www.elliottmuseumfl.org

 

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