Original Show Features Sports Legends, Iconic Pop Culture Props and Costumes
Baseball meets Batman in the latest special exhibition at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (LSMF). The attraction has teamed up with Topps, the legendary card maker, to create the first-ever retrospective of Topps® trading cards. The show opens March 14 and runs through October 4, 2015.
Along with iconic baseball cards, Topps has also produced collectible cards for other sports and pop culture giants such as Star Wars, the Beatles, and Pokémon. Props, costumes and artifacts from movies, television, music, comics and cartoons will be displayed alongside their Topps cards, including these monumental pieces:
· Luke Skywalker’s Light Saber*
· Indiana Jones’ Whip
· Adam West’s Batman Costume*
· Christopher Reeve’s Superman Costume*
· Nichelle Nichols’ Lt. Uhura Costume*
· Elvis Presley’s Scarf
· Ringo Starr’s 1964 Drumsticks
· Jobu Doll from Major League
“There’s something fun for everyone in this show,” said Anne Jewell, VP and Executive Director of LSMF. “Topps has an amazing history and ability to tap into the cultural current. We’re thrilled to partner with such a powerhouse and share their entertaining story with our guests.”
Featuring two thirds of a screenused ‘walking; costume from Superman IV: The Quest For Peace on loan from the Azerian Collection (actual sign, second pic), this splendid exhibition has rightly earned local news coverage (top) for its current occupation of the Louisvile Slugger Museum until this October.
Taking its rightful place in the pantheon of Topps trading card history, the costume is displayed alongside examples of its many card sets, with mint wrapped examples still in their display box from Superman II (bottom).
Thanks to usemycamera.net for the exhibition pics…