The general opinion may be that folks younger than 30 aren’t much interested in vintage baseball cards anymore but that would be a generalization. There are guys like Cam Perron, who specializes in the Negro Leagues and Asher, a young man we introduced you to last year. And there’s Brian Roth, a recent college grad who works in New York City.
Several years ago, he decided to collect Hank Greenberg, a player with whom he felt a connection. Since starting his journey about five years ago, Roth has accumulated dozens of Greenberg cards and autographs, a pretty fair accomplishment considering they aren’t cheap. Greenberg is a popular Hall of Famer who was among the best players of the pre-War era.
“A lot of people don’t know that Greenberg was successful as a manager and an executive. He was friends with Jackie Robinson and helped him integrate into the majors,” Roth told the Jewish Daily Forward. “So when I was looking for a player to build my collection around, it was an easy choice.”
Writer Jordan Teicher followed Roth around the recent White Plains, NY show for this story.