Wheeler Group Kicks off the Inn-Year
There’s something about baseball that stirs something in all of us. Whether it’s the sound of the crack of the bat hitting a homerun, the sight of the perfectly manicured field, or simply tossing the ball in your backyard with friends and family, it’s America’s pastime for a reason.
The members enjoyed an evening of looking back at history through arguably the greatest private baseball collection in America, right here in our own backyard.
Marshall Fogel, Esq. has amassed an enviable collection, including a mint condition 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card considered the “Holy Grail” of cards, more game used bats than the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Babe Ruth’s very own handprint, a receipt memorializing Joe DiMaggio’s purchase of roses for Marilyn Monroe, and so much more. Mr. Fogel, joined in his home by Doyle Inn President Elizabeth Howard, shared his extraordinary wisdom regarding the history of baseball and shared several remarkable stories and pieces from his private baseball collection; one of the largest private baseball collections in the world.
- Marshall shared pieces from several baseball greats including Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Lou Gehrig, and Don Larsen. To name a few, Marshall shared perfect condition photographs of Jackie Robinson from Robinson’s first and last games, a ticket to the first world series in 1903, the ball from Sandy Koufax’s 20th game, and Derek Jeter’s jersey and glove.
- Marshall’s collection has been on display at the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado History museum, and Yankees Stadium.