A Conference on Cardboard: Talking about Baseball Cards
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
On the eve of the opening of the Hall’s new exhibit, "Shoebox Treasures" join us in the Grandstand Theater for a special panel, “A Conference on Cardboard: Talking about Baseball Cards.”
Former major leaguer Steve Sax, longtime Topps photographer Doug McWilliams, SABR president and historian Mark Armour, and Hall of Fame Curator of History and Research John Odell will discuss the history of baseball cards, their significance within American culture, and their lasting popularity into the 21st century. Come on by and hear stories about one of America’s most important hobbies.
Admission is free to all Museum visitors.
The Museum's Shoebox Treasures exhibit will open Memorial Day Weekend of 2019.
Some of Doug McWilliams' favorite images on Topps card include (clockwise from top center) Joe Morgan's 1982 card, Rollie Fingers 1981 card, Herb Washington's 1975 card and Bert Campaneris' 1982 card. (Topps baseball cards photographed by Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)