Baseball cards are helping tell the story of baseball’s integration during the 75th anniversary season.
The Baseball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that it has added new cards of some of the game’s pioneers to its Shoebox Treasures exhibit.
Opened in 2019, Shoebox Treasures is a permanent exhibit at the Hall focused on the history of baseball cards and occupies over 700-square-feet of space inside the Cooperstown, NY facility.
The exhibit has more than 2,000 baseball cards available for viewing, some from the Hall’s permanent collection. Thirty-three new cards, including several of Jackie Robinson and others from the PWCC Vault have been added as part of the company’s partnership with the Hall.
The new collection also features some of the game’s current stars, including a 2019 Bowman Wander Franco autographed card and a 2018 Panini Kaboom! Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Cards from Black pioneer players include:
- 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson
- 1950-51 Toleteros Willard Brown
- 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson
- 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson
- 1952 Topps Hank Thompson
- 1952 Berk Ross Jackie Robinson
- 1950 Bowman Larry Doby
- 1952 Topps Larry Doby
- 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson
- 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson
- 1949 Bowman Larry Doby
- 1954 Topps Hank Thompson
Admission to Shoebox Treasures is included with regular Hall of Fame admission.