The New York Times has a fine story today on the man considered the father of baseball card collecting, Jefferson R. Burdick.
I’d never heard of Burdick, and I certainly didn’t know that he donated his card collection and other materials to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I’ll have to check out the baseball cards on display the next time I visit there.
The Times story, which I recommend to anyone interested in baseball, ends with a surprising revelation: Burdick, who died in 1963, wasn’t much of a baseball fan.
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That’s quite an article. I just finished reading it. They don’t make civilized gentlemen like that anymore. A completely different breed than the average American today.
Thanks for sharing,