July 2009 Baseball Exhibits

Two baseball-related exhibits on opposite ends of the country. This information is posted as a courtesy.

One of the most ubiquitous and instantly recognizable American pop culture artifacts, the baseball trading card, is the subject of a new exhibition sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary. Cardboard Fetish will on exhibit at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California, from July 6-July 31, 2009. Admission is free.

Two baseball-related exhibits on opposite ends of the country. This information is posted as a courtesy.

One of the most ubiquitous and instantly recognizable American pop culture artifacts, the baseball trading card, is the subject of a new exhibition sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary. Cardboard Fetish will on exhibit at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California, from July 6-July 31, 2009. Admission is free.

Mixing nostalgia, affection, irreverence, and social commentary, Cardboard Fetish explores the history of baseball cards from their origins in the 19th century as advertising mechanisms for tobacco products through their more recent status as a locus of intense baby-boomer nostalgia and object of currency, with some cards fetching astronomical prices.

The exhibition also features a special display,



Originally published: July 16, 2009. Last Updated: July 16, 2009.

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