Interested in baseball cards? Join SABR’s Baseball Cards Research Committee

Want to learn more about the history and evolution of baseball cards? SABR’s newly revived Baseball Cards Research Committee is seeking new members.

Earlier this week, Mark Armour and Chris Dial were approved as the committee co-chairs by the SABR Board of Directors. 

The committee’s purpose is to encourage more interactive knowledge sharing about the history and importance of baseball cards as a representation of the game itself and to research the history of the relationship between statistics and baseball cards. The committee also provides a forum for discussion on other important aspects of the baseball card industry, such as memorable, important and famous series designs; the influx of new card sets and limited-edition inserts in the 1980s and ’90s; documentation on all of the major card companies and important figures in the evolution of the baseball card industry; and research into the evolution of the game as viewed through the lens of baseball cards (batting gloves, player/managers, the DH, record-setting achievements, the steroids era, etc.)

Check out frequent updates from the committee’s new website/blog at

Follow the committee on Twitter: @sabrbbcards

Join their public Facebook group: SABR Baseball Cards

Any SABR member can sign up for announcements or contribute to future committe newsletters. Click here for details on signing up.

For more information on all 30 SABR research committees, click here.


Originally published: November 22, 2016. Last Updated: November 22, 2016.