Imagine a place where Curt Schilling’s bloody sock, a letter Mario Puzo wrote to Marlon Brando, and the original door from the movie, “The Producers” all existed in the same place.
The Tapper Collection has made this one-of-a-kind experience possible. Items from America’s recent and not so recent past have been preserved, keeping their stories alive for generations to come. These items are captured moments in some of this country’s most notable names: Babe Ruth, Clark Gable, Gene Kelly, and more.
Private thoughts are revealed through their letters. Public moments are relived through iconic objects such as the original home-plate for Yankee Stadium and more. These moments have been consolidated into one collection, weaving a rich tapestry that illustrates the popular history of this country. We invite you to explore the Tapper Collection.
“It’s a collection that wouldn’t be out of place at the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, one of Tapper’s treasures — the cap worn by New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson when he hit “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” in 1951 — was there for decades until it came up for auction”
“Dear Mr. Brando, I wrote a book called ‘The Godfather,’ which is having some success.”