1. In honor of this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game — being played in New York City — the Library is displaying its incredibly rare 1909 Honus Wagner card at our 42nd Street Library. The card — distributed by Sweet Caporal Cigarettes — is one of the rarest of all baseball cards because, as the story goes, Hall of Famer Honus Wagner asked that it be pulled from circulation because he didn’t want children buying tobacco to get his card. It is being shown on the third floor through the month of July. It’s, of course, free. Learn more about the card here, then come check it out! By the way, while you’re at 42nd Street, check out the two Major League Baseball apple statues out front, also in honor of the All-Star Game! More on that here!

    In honor of this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game — being played in New York City — the Library is displaying its incredibly rare 1909 Honus Wagner card at our 42nd Street Library. The card — distributed by Sweet Caporal Cigarettes — is one of the rarest of all baseball cards because, as the story goes, Hall of Famer Honus Wagner asked that it be pulled from circulation because he didn’t want children buying tobacco to get his card. It is being shown on the third floor through the month of July. It’s, of course, free. Learn more about the card here, then come check it out! By the way, while you’re at 42nd Street, check out the two Major League Baseball apple statues out front, also in honor of the All-Star Game! More on that here!

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    RT @nypl: In honor of this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game — being played in New York City — the Library is...
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    Because baseball + history = awesomesauce. The end.
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    Honus Wagner also figures prominently into the history of “Tessie," which is one of the greatest songs, ever.
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