Most people will remember her from Laverne and Shirley or as the director of movies like A League of Their Own but in addition to her contributions to TV and film, Penny Marshall had a remarkable collection of sports memorabilia.
Marshall died Monday of complications from diabetes. She was 75.
The New York native devoted part of her Hollywood Hills home to the collection, which included everything from historic and valuable baseball items to modern era NBA jerseys. In 2013, a Michael Jordan jersey she owned sold for over $52,000.
In 2011, former NBA star Ron Artest visited Marshall at her home where she showed off some of what she owned including a 1930s mutoscope machine with visuals of Bobby Thomson’s 1951 pennant-winning home run.
Several years ago, author and historian Stephen Wong devoted a section of his book Smithsonian Baseball to the eclectic items she had accumulated including rare vintage baseball photos she purchased on a trip to Cuba in 2001.