Pastime Presents: Museum’s 75th Anniversary Offers Fans Unique Gift Opportunities

One-of-a-Kind Book, Coin and Artwork Treasures Available for Holiday Season

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – As the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 75th anniversary year winds to a close, fans across the country and around the world can preserve the memories of this milestone – and celebrate the Holiday Season in style.

With treasures ranging from profiles and artwork of Hall of Fame members to one-of-a-kind numismatic collectibles, the Museum Store at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., and online outlet at feature gifts sure to bring a smile to every fan.

Unique gift ideas for the season include:

The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greats

The ultimate Hall of Fame registry, featuring more than 500 photo-packed pages of the 306 members of the Hall of Fame. Organized by position, each section begins with a remarkable original essay by a living Hall of Famer: Hank Aaron, George Brett, Orlando Cepeda, Carlton Fisk, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Morgan, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Ryan and Robin Yount. These engaging, unvarnished, eminently readable essays provide new insight into the stories of baseball’s greats.

National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin

The coin has sold more pieces than any other similar coin in the history of the US Mint. The coin’s curved design is the first of its kind by the Mint, with a baseball is depicted on the convex side of the coin’s reverse, or tails side. A baseball glove is illustrated on the concave side of the coin’s obverse, or heads side, which curves inward reflecting the natural shape of a baseball mitt. $5 gold coins and $1 silver coins are sold out, but half-dollar clad coins are available at and at 1-800-USA-MINT. These unique numismatic pieces are available only through the end of 2014.

75th Anniversary Artwork by renowned artist Bill Purdom
In celebration of the Museum’s 75th anniversary in 2014, the Hall has partnered with renowned artist Bill Purdom to produce an original painting to commemorate its Diamond Anniversary. The artwork features a team-photo portrait of the 67 Hall of Famers who were alive on June 12, 2014, the Museum’s birthday. The Hall of Famers are depicted in a casual team-photo setting, with each member depicted in a uniform as they would have appeared during their career. A fine-art edition giclee inkjet image, printed on canvas and hand-signed and numbered by the artist, is available through a limited-edition print run of 500 and measures approximately 52.5 inches x 17 inches.

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