They’ve got Hank Aaron’s rookie year contract, a few dozen game worn jerseys from the likes of Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson, more autographs than you can count and a little bit of everything else that’s worthy of a museum.
The Green Diamond Gallery grew out of the collection of Bob Crotty, a former sales and marketing executive with Van Dyne Crotty Corporation, one of the top privately owned companies in the country before it was sold in 2006.
Crotty is a baseball fanatic who took his incredible collection of over 6,000 items, much of which had been in storage, and moved it into a new home that became Green Diamond about three years ago. It represents over 40 years of collecting.
Seeing his dream come to fruition is a satisfying feeling, with fans who are members of the private club getting a chance to view the baseball memorabilia in an intimate setting.
Fox Sports Ohio reporter Brian Giesenschlag offers a tour: