The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is planning a large, permanent exhibit focused on the history of baseball cards and they’re asking for donations to make it happen.
The museum has raised $675,000 of the $800,000 needed to design and build ‘Shoebox Treasures,’ which would open sometime next year.
According to a letter from Jason Schiellack, the Hall’s Director of Development and Sponsorship, the exhibit “will showcase a significant number of cards from our collection of more than 140,000 cardboard gems—and will also include interactive features.”
The exhibit would include cards from the 19th century to today including a T206 Honus Wagner, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other iconic issues. They’re also planning to have pull-out drawers which would allow access to view a large number of cards from as well as a feature which would allow visitors to make their own baseball card.
The Hall is promising to acknowledge donors in various ways, depending on the amount of the pledge. They have a web page devoted to the Shoebox Treasures donation drive.