About

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to promote and facilitate the study and appreciation of American culture, history, and art through baseball cards.

Our vision is to collect every American baseball card made before 1980 and share the collection with the public and scholars to further knowledge and appreciation of American culture and history surrounding baseball, America's pastime.

History

We incorporated on January 1, 2013. The IRS has ruled that we are a tax-exempt §501(c)(3) public charity. We have no founding grant. Instead we plan to rely on many donations of cards to stock the museum and provide the operating funds. We don't know how long that will take, but this is our aspirational timeline:

April 2016 - First public exhibit at the Madden Library on the campus of Fresno State University

September 2018 - Permanent display in the Fresno County Sports Hall of Fame exhibit, Fresno County History Museum, Big Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno, California

June 2021 - Produce traveling exhibit

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Board of Directors

Jeff Jaech
Trusts & Estates Attorney
Fresno, California

 

Rebecca Jaech
Independent Tour Director
Fresno, California

 

David Sperling
Professor & Scholar
New York, New York

Joe Jaech
Iron Artist & Businessman
Issaquah, Washington

 

Mark Poochigian
Trusts & Estates Attorney
Fresno, California

 

Larry Hom
Lawyer
San Francisco, California

Advisory Board

Murray Richtel
Arbiter / Retired Judge
Denver, Colorado

 

Alex Jaech
Baseball Card Dealer and Appraiser
Fresno, California

 

More to be added later.

Membership & Museum Hours

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We are not now offering memberships. Please check back with us later.

 

The Museum is not yet open to the public, because we do not yet have the resources or ability to properly display and secure the cards. Private showings are available by appointment.

Useful Links

Great source of information about vintage baseball cards: http://oldcardboard.com/
Vintage cards price data: http://www.vintagecardprices.com/
Internal Revenue Service's page on charitable deductions: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc506.html
Society for American Baseball Research: http://sabr.org
Fangraphs -- baseball statistics and analysis: http://fangraphs.com
Major league baseball's official site: http://mlb.com
T206 Honus Wagner Sales History: www.t206resource.com