Arizona Diamondbacks Partner Lends $2.8 Million Baseball Card Collection to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ken Kendrick, managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks and a long-time baseball-card collector, is lending his $2.8 million collection to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Kendrick's 25-card collection contains some of the rarest cards around, which is why it's worth so much.

If you're a baseball fan, the collection's impressive.

In it, Kendrick has Topps rookie cards for Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Sandy Koufax; a rare Bowman 1954 Ted Williams card; and a T206 Honus Wagner card once owned by Wayne Gretzky, which is often considered the game's most famous collectible.

If you don't know who any of those people are, you may think almost $3 million for a bunch of baseball cards wacked. But for true baseball fans, these iconic names represent something a lot of people consider priceless: Baseball history.

"It is an honor to have the National Baseball Hall of Fame showcase my collection of some of the most unique baseball cards in existence at the exhibit that will launch later this week," Kendrick says. "It was always my intention to share these cards with baseball fans and what better place to do that than in Cooperstown."

Kendrick's collection will be unveiled in Cooperstown on Saturday. For more information on the Baseball Hall of Fame and Kendrick's exhibit, click here.

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