Jefferson R. Burdick: The Collection of a Lifetime

by Griff on May 23, 2012

in News & Events

We don’t usually post about other stories published by the press but this one definitely bears a mention. Check out the New York Times peice of Jefferson R. Burdick, ”A Hobby to many, Card Collecting Was Life’s Work for One Man.”

Considered to be the father of card collecting, (though he collected much more than just early baseball cards), Mr. Burdick started collecting in the early 20th century and died in 1963. His collection was left to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. His collection numbered over 300,000 peices including baseball cards, cigar bands, greeting cards and other advertising ephemera. Parts of his collection are always on display in the American Wing of the Met. If you collect anything, you will want to read this peice.


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