Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baseball Hall of Fame

 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is both an American History museum and a hall of fame.

It is the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the U.S. and beyond,

                                   the display of baseball related artifacts and exhibits,

and the honoring of persons who have excelled in playing, managing and serving the sport.
 The museum is huge and houses 35,000 artifacts, 2.6 million library items, and 130,000 baseball cards on three floors.

                             It highlights the game from it’s inception to the present--

 --with exhibits on African-American, Latin American and women and their many contributions to the sport.

Judy was especially interested in the Milwaukee Braves of old as she is from Wisconsin.

Being from Chicago, I was more interested in the Cubs, as I know they chased the Braves to Atlanta.

                             There is a very large exhibit honoring Hank Aaron.
 I was also interested in Whitey Herzog, as I wore his Washington Senators uniform in 1959 when I was a junior in high school.

    One of the most valuable cards in baseball is that of Honus Wagner.  There are only about 50 known to exist.

This is the most valuable card of all time. This is the only card of its kind in existence.

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