New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened up a new exhibition, to coincide the the All-Star game at Citi Field: Legends of the Dead Ball Era (1900-1919) in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick.
Jefferson R. Burdick was a baseball card trader and collector, who cataloged cards in the American Card Catalog, and whose cataloging gave names to many of the famous collectible card sets of today, such as the T206 (American Tobacco Company cards), and E93 (1910 Standard Caramel cards).
The Legends of the Dead Ball Era show contains 600 cards, though the Met collection numbers about 31,000. There’s a nice story about the show in the NY Times. Field trip?