Stars, Not Sets are Kendrick’s Motivation

Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick is missing his 25 best baseball cards, worth millions.

Luckily, he knows where they are.

As we reported last week, the cream of Kendrick’s impressive collection is on loan to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  It’ll be on display this spring and summer and the lifelong baseball fan couldn’t be happier that his pride and joy is being shared with thousands of others.

The announcement of the exhibit revealed Kendrick as the owner of the T206 Honus Wagner, graded PSA 8.  He paid $2.8 million for it in 2007.

Over the years, he’s built a high-grade collection of some of the hobby’s most famous cards.  The exhibit features cards from Kendrick’s collection, which he began as a child in the 1950s, including: Topps rookie cards for Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron and Sandy Koufax and a rare Bowman 1954 Ted Williams.  But that’s not all. reveals his best five and goes one-on-one with Kendrick, who spends his days running a baseball team and his nights building one heckuva baseball card collection.