Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick at The Met Fifth Avenue
The Burdick collection of baseball cards constitutes an integral part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. In 1947, after having approached A. Hyatt Mayor, the Museum’s curator of prints and photographs, the Syracuse electrician Jefferson R. Burdick (1900–1963) began to donate his entire collection of over 30,000 baseball cards in large batches, along with another 303,000 trade cards, postcards, and posters, to the Museum.
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.
November 15, 2016End Date
June 25, 2017Hours
10:00 AM - 05:30 PMAddress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028Event Type