If you want to take in elements of one of the best baseball memorabilia collections on the planet, get to Denver before the end of the baseball season. The History Colorado Center is hosting an exhibit featuring some amazing relics on loan from Denver area collector Marshall Fogel.
Game bats from Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. Game-worn jerseys from Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio, game-worn gloves from other baseball greats and other historic baseball pieces are among more than 160 items on display.
A retired attorney, Fogel’s collection is well-known in the hobby but he leads a pretty interesting life in general. You can see some high-grade cards he owns and other material in this profile on Denverite.com.
Another well-known collector is Geddy Lee of Rush. He recently donated part of his collection of autographed baseballs to the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City. He also owns a baseball signed by members of the 3,000 hit club—one that now includes the signature of Albert Pujols. The two met recently on the field.
Another Geddy Lee moment with #Angels as he & @PujolsFive chatted after BP. Geddy has a baseball w the signatures of ALL the members of the 3000-Hit Club & he needed its newest member…done! Both guys truly love the game of baseball & have a deep appreciation for its history. pic.twitter.com/VDMyzzK6E9
— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) May 23, 2018
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Several companies are having Memorial Day weekend sales including Just Collect, which has an inventory of 24,000 vintage sports cards in its eBay store at half price (discount is automatic at checkout). You can see their listings here.
Steiner Sports has 35% off sitewide through Tuesday morning.
SportsMemorabilia.com is also offering discounts, including some for baseball cards.