The Detroit Institute of the Arts is giving baseball fans and collectors a chance to see a complete set of T206 and other cards as part of a six-month exhibit that opened Thursday.
As we reported earlier this month, the collection, which includes a Honus Wagner card, belongs to E. Powell Miller, founder of a law firm in Rochester, Mich.
Miller’s T206 set, considered among the best ever assembled, is showcased in a huge glass display case with the Wagner getting its own special display. He also owns a Joe Doyle “NY Nat’l” error card. The entire collection is worth about $5 million, according to Miller, who is also showcasing Wagner’s own personal safe as part of the exhibit.
Miller’s collection isn’t all T206, though. He also owns a complete run of high-grade Al Kaline cards including the hobby’s only 1965 Topps Kaline graded PSA 10 as well as a complete, high-grade run of cards featuring the World Series champion 1968 Detroit Tigers. All are on display, along with art and other baseball-related material, through September 16.
Edward Pevos of MLive.com has a photo gallery and story and you can see a video on the Play Ball Exhibit, including a chat with Miller, below.
You can learn more about the exhibit via the Institute’s website.