Hall of Fame’s Shoebox Treasures Exhibit Updated with Rare PWCC Vault Baseball Cards
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – As the nation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the integration of the American and National Leagues, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes new cards to the Shoebox Treasures exhibit to help tell the story of that historic season.
With the help of loans from the PWCC Vault, the collection of more than 2,000 baseball cards exhibited in Shoebox Treasures now features 33 new cards, including more than a dozen depicting Black pioneers who debuted in the AL and NL during the 1947 season. The cards are part of the “From the PWCC Vault” drawers in Shoebox Treasures, which opened in 2019 and tells the story of the history of baseball cards.
The new PWCC collection also features some of the game’s biggest current stars, including a 2019 Bowman Wander Franco autographed card and a 2018 Panini Kaboom! Vladimir Guerrero Jr. card.
PWCC, which has provided buyers and sellers with a marketplace for trading cards since 1998, created its Vault to serve the trading card community with a secure and affordable archival storage option for sports card collections.
Cards from Black pioneer players include:
• 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson
• 1950-51 Toleteros Willard Brown
• 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson
• 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson
• 1952 Topps Hank Thompson
• 1952 Berk Ross Jackie Robinson
• 1950 Bowman Larry Doby
• 1952 Topps Larry Doby
• 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson
• 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson
• 1949 Bowman Larry Doby
• 1954 Topps Hank Thompson
“We remain incredibly excited to partner with the Hall of Fame on installations that examine American history through the lens of baseball cards,” said Betsy Huigens, Co-Owner and Manager of Client Services at PWCC Marketplace. “The cards being added to this exhibit feature some of our country’s bravest individuals who, just as athletes do today, used sports as a venue for social change. We are thrilled to see these icons honored through their collectibles as these pieces offer an artistic and historic element that helps further celebrate their stories.”
Admission to Shoebox Treasures is included with regular Hall of Fame admission. For more information, please visit baseballhall.org/shoeboxtreasures.