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Jefferson Burdick’s Football Card Collection Going on Display

Bowman Gum Company
Sheet of 12 uncut football cards, from the Bowman Football series (R407-1) issued by Bowman Gum, 1948
American, 
Commercial color lithograph; Sheet: 10 in. × 6 1/4 in. (25.4 × 15.8 cm)

Opening January 23, Gridiron Greats: Vintage Football Cards in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick will feature some 150 football cards printed between 1894 and 1959.

Museum Working to Put Jefferson Burdick Collection Online

Jim Burke illustration Jefferson Burdick

We’ll never know what Jefferson Burdick would have thought of the current state of baseball card collecting.  The man who knew more about cards printed prior to the 1960’s than any man alive has been gone for almost 50 years but he left behind quite a legacy. The man who virtually invented the system still […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Digitizing Burdick Collection

Jackie Robinson rookie card

The collection of the man who literally wrote the book on baseball cards–or at least catalogued them–may be coming to a computer near you.

Jefferson Burdick Nominated for Reliquary Shrine

He literally wrote the book on baseball card classification, devoting the majority of his life to what was then a fringe hobby at best for adults. Now, the late Jefferson Burdick’s accomplishments have him up for an honor bestowed by an organization that believes baseball is more than just stats.