Eligible candidates include anyone who has made significant contributions to the hobby in such areas as baseball card research/scholarship; baseball card creation/production/innovation; developing/maintaining resources (e.g., publications, websites, communities, events) for collectors; and increasing access, knowledge, or enjoyment of the hobby.
- Submit a nomination: To submit a nomination for the Jefferson Burdick Award, please use the Contact form on the SABR Baseball Cards website to let us know your nominee(s) along with with a very brief description of their role or contributions. Nominees should be living at the time of nomination. Nominations are due by February 28, 2020. You must be a SABR member to participate; if you are not yet a member, please join!
Jefferson R. Burdick (1900–63) was a pioneer card collector whose invented classifications still govern the hobby; he donated his enormous collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it remains one of the most popular destinations for researchers. He created The American Card Catalog, the bible of the hobby, and tribute is paid to his lifelong work whenever anyone brings up T-206 or N-162 or other codes common in card collecting. To learn more about his life and legacy, click here.
Originally published: January 15, 2020. Last Updated: January 15, 2020.