One Game, Many Players, One GREAT Story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A PIECE OF THE MICK

For six fleeting days, Target stores nationwide provided collectors the opportunity to purchase limited edition 2006 Topps Factory sets that included a special Mickey Mantle relic card.

The sets were available from November 26, through December 2. The traditional 664-card base set was accompanied by one of four Mickey Mantle relics. The relics originated from one black and one red and one white casual shirt along with a 1970s-inspired black and white checkered suit. All three pieces were obtained directly from the Mantle estate which has an exclusive licensing deal with Topps.

Relic from estate of Mickey Mantle

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From our permanent collection: Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps relic reprint rookie card

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ann Kmezich Public Appearance

MALL OF THE BLUFFS
SPORTSCARD SHOW
NOV. 24TH. - 26TH.
Congratulations to Jim Vincent!
~Winner of the Autographed 1950's replica Chicago Queens Jersey~
Thank you to ALL who came out to see Ann!
ANN WITH THE MARSHES
N.G.B.L. EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT




We enjoyed the amount of people interested in the history of women in baseball and also those who stopped to learn more about the Negro League.

We hope to plan another exhibit in the coming year so plan to visit the website often to get updates on where we'll be!
T.M.C. MemorabiliaAnn Signing Autographs

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!

THE MARSH COLLECTION SIGNS CLINTON "BUTCH" McCORD TO EXCLUSIVE BASEBALL CARD DEAL!

Mr. McCord has expressed he will be dealing with us for his baseball cards! He will sign a release of copyright in the coming weeks. Visit us frequently as we will add a "Butch" McCord page to the website as well as making baseball cards of Mr. McCord available to you.

THANKS "BUTCH" AND WELCOME TO THE MARSH COLLECTION!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

STAN BAHNSEN!!!!!!!!


Stan Bahnsen comes back to his hometown of Council Bluffs, Iowa!

We met Stan Bahnsen!!!!! Mr. Bahnsen signed a Major League ball for us and inscribed it 1968 A.L. R.O.Y.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had the pleasure of meeting Stan at Trinity Luthern School on Sat. Aug. 12th. He signed autographs for those on hand and raised money by free will donation. The Marsh Collection was happy to make a donation and meet Mr. Bahnsen, a true gentleman of baseball.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

NEW ADDITIONS!


New additions to the collection!!!-



A brick from the walls of historic Wrigley Field!!!
We've just acquired an actual brick from the walls of Wrigley Field. This brick has been authenticated by Major League Baseball. For more history on Wrigley Field visit this link~


http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/ballpark/index.jsp





Official National League ball signed by Stan Musial

Stan was a 7 time batting champion!



Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Look Inside.......

Thank you for visiting our site! We hope that you'll enjoy reading about our collection and the former players we have become friends with. We have accumulated many historical items such as original seats from Municipal Stadium in Kansas City where Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, and many former K.C. Monarch greats played. The original glove and spikes used by Ann Kmezich in the National Girls Baseball League, early examples of baseball cards from the turn of the 20th century and a napkin signed by Joe Dimaggio at his restraunt during his playing days are part of the permanent collection, as well as an autographed George Brett game used bat from 1990. Much could be pondered about these articles from the past, all having HISTORICAL significance, yet much more than that is their story.

Featured Pieces from the collection will be exhibited on our site soon!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

About Us - Who We Are


Welcome!
We are The Marsh Collection
Museum of Baseball History!


"It Started in 1988. I bought my first pack of Topps cards (when they used to put gum inside). Now we currently produce licensed memorabilia for former professional players of the Negro League, and the National Girls Baseball League. We've given brief lectures on WWII baseball, professional women's baseball, and the Negro Leagues to a spectrum of audiences ranging from grade school classes through college. It's been an absolute joy. I never knew there would be such interest and that sharing it would come to this." ~ Jody Marsh- owner



PURPOSE

TO RESTORE AND RECORD THE STORIED PAST
AND TIMELESS PRESENT OF OUR NATIONAL PASTIME
OUT OF REVERENCE FOR THE GAME AND
THOSE WHO BUILT IT.



MISSION STATEMENT

TO ENSURE THAT THE HERITAGE,
BOTH FOLKLORE AND FACT, OF BASEBALL, THE GAME AND IT’S PLAYERS BE REPRESENTED AND RETOLD BY THE DISPLAY OF ACCURATE AND AUTHENTIC MEDIA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Folklore of Beebeetown


Did Bob Gibson Play there?
It has been told by many good ol’ boys that Hall of Fame pitcher
Bob Gibson once played on the historic diamond in Southwest Iowa.
My Grandfather, Keith Gunderson, said “Yeah, I caught him – he was wild.”
I had a chance meeting with Mr. Gibson in 2000 and asked him the fabled question, “Did you ever play in Beebeetown, Iowa?” He replied, “Haven’t heard that in years. Yes – played there when I was about 13 years old.”
Folklore became fact that day, and my Grandfather’s tale – a legend.

Mr. Jody Marsh – Neola, Iowa

Above: My Grandfather, Keith Gunderson, Catcher
Beebeetown, Iowa
Circa 1940’s

The Marshes Meet Stan Musial!

The Marshes with Hall of Famer

Stan "The Man" Musial.

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