We Are Baseball, described as a “cutting-edge collaboration and celebration of baseball and technology” is borrowing several cards from Kendrick’s vintage stash for the first stop on its 2017 national tour.
Over the next two weeks, fans at Spring Training in Scottsdale and the Cactus League will have the chance to see cards owned by Kendrick, a lifelong collector who is managing partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He owns several of the hobby’s most valuable high-grade cards including a PSA 10 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, the controversial T206 Honus Wagner graded PSA 8, a PSA 10 Hank Aaron rookie and many others. His collection has been on display the National Sports Collectors Convention, the Baseball Hall of Fame and was featured at the Phoenix Art Museum last spring.
Not all of Kendrick’s collection will be in the We Are Baseball exhibit but the display will include more than a dozen cards spanning five decades and featuring legendary figures in the game’s history.
Baseball and technology are interwoven into the 2017 We Are Baseball exhibits such as virtual reality (VR), an original IMAX movie and specially curated artifacts from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
We Are Baseball and the Hall of Fame Tour will be open daily, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick from March 11-26.