Baseball Heroes: Works from the Jay H. Baker Collection is now being showcased for public view for a limited time at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida.

Artis—Naples, home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, is the premier destination for the visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida.

These works from the Jay H. Baker Collection, on display now through May 15, 2022, might well be the most prominent display of important New York Yankees memorabilia ever on view in a single exhibition, with the exception of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which covers all of baseball.

Baseball Heroes celebrates five Yankees legends—Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter—boldface names indeed, who in their eras were the “face of baseball” to the American public. Presented together in this eye-opening exhibition, they cover nearly a century of the national pastime with rare treasures, many previously unseen by the public.

The collection ranges from the historically significant—Ruth’s sale document from the Boston Red Sox to the Yankees—to the whimsical: Marilyn Monroe’s U.S. passport (as “Norma Jeane DiMaggio”) and Joe DiMaggio’s vaccination card, quite topical in this moment. The exhibition is dazzling in its array of objects, beautifully displayed in an immersive multimedia installation for museum visitors. This remarkable collection will be especially appealing to a large number of visitors who typically visit Florida during spring training season.

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