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If you’ve been following our blog the last few weeks, you know that five obsessive collectors completed our Yankee Stadium Legacy collection (well over 6,000 cards, one for each game played at the old stadium), and got to meet Derek Jeter before a game as a reward for their hard work.
Now, aside from these five full collections, we’ve had our own for about a year now, and it’s got about 6,000 miles of travel on it at this point. First, it went from our office here in Carlsbad to the 2008 All-Star FanFest in New York. From there, it went to the Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey where it was displayed to the public, before coming back to Yankee Stadium for this event, and finally all the way back here to our office.
That’s a lot of cards to ship around. And now, the collection resides in our lobby for all to see.
When you’re talking 6,661 cards, a good old card binder isn’t going to cut it. You need a case about this epic:
It’s very cool to finally see this in person, and the display case really shows it off. Check out the side view: yes, all the cards are in there!
And they’re sorted by year, giving you a nice snapshot of Yankee history and its iconic players.
Even though the opportunity to collect the full set and meet Derek Jeter has passed, there’s still something cool and meaningful you can do with these cards if you have any hanging around: The Bench is putting together the full set with the goal of selling it on eBay and donating the money to The Jimmy V Foundation. Click here for more information, and get in touch with them if you want to donate some Yankee Stadium Legacy cards for a great cause!