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MY STORY


My name is Tracy Martin and I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio in 1962 and grew up watching the Cincinnati Reds.  As a young boy my love for collecting baseball memorabilia began with collecting baseball cards, pennants, and posters of my favorite players and teams. 

In 1993, my passion for baseball and love for history led me to become a volunteer member for the Ohio Historical Society's vintage base ball program, the Ohio Village Muffins.   Over the years, being a member of the Ohio Village Muffins has afforded me some amazing opportunities such as playing on the Field Of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, Double Day Field in Cooperstown, NY and several other major and minor league ballparks across the United States.  

As I started researching the history of early baseball I began to find that the equipment changed quite frequently in the early years.  This led to my desire of building a personal memorabilia collection which would showcase the evolution of baseball equipment throughout history.  Today, my collection consists of well over 2,000 items dating back to the early 19th century.

I am an active member of several local and national associations which include S.A.B.R., The V.B.A.A., The Ohio Historical Society, and The Home Plate Club.  Throughout the years I have shared many items from my collection in exhibits and have held several presentations for organizations such as The University of Dayton, The Ohio State University, Columbus State community collage , The Ohio Historical Society, The Columbus Historical Society, The Cincinnati Historical Society, The Works Museum, The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Wexner Center for the Arts , The Columbus Metropolitan Library, the 2006 Major League Baseball All Star Fan Fest in Pittsburgh, PA, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, The Columbus Clippers Baseball Organization The Dayton Dragons Baseball Club , and The Ohio State House and Capitol Square, The Travel Channels Mysteries at the Museum.
















If interested in holding an exhibit or presentation please feel free to contact me at:
tracy1869reds@aol.com


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 EXHIBITS AND PRESENTATIONS              

My Collection