Exhibition curator Daniel Piazza answers questions about Baseball: America’s Home Run.
Curator Q&A: What Do You Think Will Resonate With Visitors the Most?
There's going to be a whole section of the exhibit that deals with the culture of collecting, both from the point of view of stamps and the postal system, but then also the things that people tend to collect around the sport of baseball.
So things like baseball cards, and how these two have overlapped over the years is really sort of interesting. Early baseball cards that were printed and designed to be sent through the mail as postcards, and early baseball cards that mimicked postage stamps in the 19 teens and 20s, for example, and then later on again in the 60s and 70s, 1960s and 70s as the baseball card publishing companies were issuing what they called baseball stamps and albums.
So, I think many people have that sort of instinct or desire to collect or have formed collections at some point in their life, whether it's of stamps and baseball cards or something entirely different. I think they'll be able to relate very much on a personal level to the section on collecting and what motivates people to collect.