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Tracy C. Martin (born 1962) is a baseball collector and historian. He is the founder of the Baseball Collectors Hall of Fame, a website set up to honor those who have a passion and knowledge to research and preserve artifacts of our national pastime. Martin is also the curator of Martin's Baseball Museum. Martin has been collecting baseball memorabilia since 1975. His collection is a time line of baseball history in equipment and memorabilia consisting of over 2,000 items dating back to the 1850s. Some of Martin's greatest finds include an 1871 Mort Rogers score card which was scored with a game between the Boston and Washington clubs played in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 4, 1871. Also on this date the former players of the famous Red Stockings team formed as a team one last time for the fans of Cincinnati.
Martin was a contributor to Baseball in Columbus / Vintage Base Ball by James R. Tootle. Martin's collection has also been displayed all over the country in various exhibits and museums such as the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Fan Fest in Pittsburgh,Pa., 2011 Johnny Bench - Baseballs Greatest Catcher Exhibit at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The Columbus Clippers Baseball Organization, The Ohio Historical Society, The Ohio State House, The Columbus Historical Society, The Works Museum Newark,Ohio, The Cincinnati Historical Society, The University of Dayton, The Ohio State University, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Cooperstown, New York.
Martin is an active member of several local and national associations which include the SABR Society for American Baseball Research, VBBA Vintage Base Ball Association, OHS Ohio Historical Society, The Home Plate Club, and The Ohio Village Muffins Vintage Baseball Club.