Kentucky’s Finest Trading CardsPosted: January 27, 2012
Are there any WildCat fans in Cardinal country? Well, having an experience with Big Blue Nation does not always require a drive to Lexington–in fact, it’s just a few clicks away. The Kentuckiana Digital Library (KDL) has a large Collection of University of Kentucky trading cards. Published between the 1970s and 1990s and sold as a set or in packets at the time, on the backside you can find statistics, biographical information, or trivia. The physical cards are stored in the University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections repository.
In the KDL you can find much more from historic kentucky newspapers like, the Courier-Journal and the Hickman Courier, to oral histories of Anne Braden and Harlan Hubbard, along with maps, images, and various documents. And, they are all digitized collections that serve to enhance to your pursuit of scholarship, research and lifelong learning about Kentucky and beyond.
In the meantime, enjoy taking a trip back down memory lane by viewing trade cards from the likes of Melvin Turpin, Kyle Macy, Pat Riley, Rex Chapman, Kenny ‘Sky’ Walker and others. Go Big Blue!
For more information about the collection and access and use policies click here.