Monday, March 31, 2008
Library of Congress Shows off Vintage Collection
The Library of Congress is loaded with all sorts of historical documents, but one that isn't talked about much when thinking about Congress is baseball history.
However, the Library of Congress actually has a lot of documents pretaining to baseball history including a 2,000+ collection of baseball cards from 1887-1914.
Noted cigarette card collector Benjamin K. Edwards originally collected these cards until his death, when his daughter gave the collection to Lincoln biographer Carl Sandberg. Sandberg donated the collection to the library in 1954.
See the collection here