Hall of Fame’s Shoebox Treasures Exhibit Features Iconic PWCC Vault Baseball Cards
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The intersection of baseball and American culture is told daily throughout the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Now, thanks to some remarkable baseball cards on loan from the PWCC Vault, the Museum’s Shoebox Treasures exhibit features examples of some of the pioneers of the integration of the National Pastime.
The collection of more than 2,000 baseball cards exhibited in Shoebox Treasures has been updated to include 29 new cards, including 14 of the game’s earliest Black players following Jackie Robinson’s big league debut in 1947. 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’ rookie cards, including a rare 2009 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Mike Trout. Issued two years before his big league debut, the Trout card has become one of the most popular cards of the last decade.
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 from the 1940s and 1950s now on exhibit include:
- 1954 Topps Hank Aaron
- 1954 Topps Ernie Banks
- 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella
- 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente
- 1949 Bowman Larry Doby
- 1959 Topps Bob Gibson
- 1951 Bowman Monte Irvin
- 1961 Topps Juan Marichal
- 1951 Bowman Willie Mays
- 1960 Topps Willie McCovey
- 1949 Bowman Satchel Paige
- 1957 Topps Frank Robinson
- 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson
- 1961 Topps Billy Williams
Admission to Shoebox Treasures is included with regular Hall of Fame admission. For more information, please click here.