League of Their Own director Penny Marshall finally gets her own baseball card
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
She’s been on television since the 1960s, brought A League of Their Own to the big screen and has a very notable collection of sports memorabilia.
But now she has her own baseball card.
Penny Marshall makes her trading card — and certified autograph — debut in 2012 Leaf Legends of Sport, the latest multi-sport offering from Leaf Trading Cards which arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday.
Although known for her role in the long-running TV show Laverne and Shirley, Marshall was the first female director to have a film gross more than $100 million with Big (1988) and League (1992), which brought the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League into homes and into the national consciousness.
She’s also a noted collector of sports memorabilia with her collection profiled in the 2007 book titled Smithsonian Baseball by Stephen Wong — a collection that includes everything from baseball antiquities to vintage game-used memorabilia to modern-day autographs and game-used items.
Check out a video interview about her collection below.
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