Without a doubt the most storied franchise in sports history, the New York Yankees hardly need an introduction. The "Bronx Bombers" have won more championships (27) than any team in any sport. Looking at the list of Yankees retired numbers is like reading a who’s who of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle—to name but a few—all called Yankee Stadium home.
There are so many ways to collect baseball memorabilia that go beyond just cards, balls, bats, and uniforms. Some collectors accumulate goods from certain eras or of certain players, but many focus on their favorite team. With one of the largest fan bases in the world and that laundry list of Hall of Famers, Yankees collectors have a lot of memorabilia to choose from.
For example, there are game-day programs. Especially prized are those from the storied Yankee teams of the 1920s and ’30s. The 1939 World Series program, which previews the series between the Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds, shows Gehrig finishing his swing in front of a packed stadium on its cover, and is highly collectible.
Another popular category is ticket stubs. Ticket stubs provide a way for collectors to feel as though they were there when history was made. Obviously, older stubs are most collectible, but stubs from specifically memorable games—like Don Larsen’s World Series perfect game or more recent perfect games by David Wells and David Cone—are also desired.
Pennants are another treasured team collectible. Whether it is the rare prewar pennants or the 1960s pennants that had team photographs stitched in, few homes of Yankee fans and collectors are devoid of at least one. The pennants with photographs, such as a blue felt 1967 Yankees pennant, are popular. Pennants also come in other materials such as cloth and plastic, and the earliest pennants, which tend to be smaller, are very popular.
Still, some collectors of Yankee memorabilia invariably choose to focus their efforts on individual players. Thanks to the long list of Yankees who have made baseball history, these collectors need not limit themselves to just Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle.
There are 34 Hall of Famers that played for the Yankees and another five that managed them—and that doesn't include current stars like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Mariano Ri...
Yankee memorabilia also encompasses stadium-related artifacts. In 2008, the Yankees played their last season in old Yankee Stadium, one of baseball’s classic venues. Consequently, everything from stadium sod to chairs from the old ballpark have recently become hot items.
Finally, all baseball collectors love autographs, and Yankees team collectors are no exception. Yankees team signed balls are some of the most popular items to acquire, and if you can manage to get your hands on a ball from one of the classic Yankee teams—1927, 1932, or 1939, to name a few—you are holding a very valuable item, indeed.
Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)
The Baseball Card Blog
Baseball Cards 1887-1914
Baseball Hall of Fame
Other Great Reference Sites
Most watched eBay auctions
Recent News: Yankees Memorabilia
Source: Google News
Requiem For A Casanova – Chapter SevenBlogger News Network (blog), April 19th
Red Sox ownership made him, as they say 'an offer he couldn't refuse', and he packed up his family after auctioning off all his prized Ohio State memorabilia and selling his seats and parking location to the highest bidder. “We told you that stuff was...Read more
Doc Gooden Praises the Grass in JerichoLong Island Press, April 19th
Gooden is slated to be on hand for a meet and greet from noon to 1 p.m. at the store—and he'll sign memorabilia, whether it's Yankees or Mets collectibles. “As part of the partnership with the Yankees, Pennington is working directly with the grounds...Read more
A Conversation With Baseball Legend Johnny BenchWBUR, April 18th
You can win top-50 rookies, win memorabilia — you can even win a Mickey Mantle. I never got a Mickey Mantle card, so I may have to try ... and we'd watch the Game of the Week. And of course the Yankees were on their most of the time. Tony Cuccinello!...Read more
No House-Cured Charcuterie At Bushwick Bar Old Stanley's, But There's Plenty ...Gothamist, April 18th
Decor-wise, the bar's bedecked with old movie posters, sports memorabilia, a few taxidermy animals and even a photograph of Quackenbush's grandmother in a sultry dance outfit. There's also a jukebox, a Playboy-themed pinball machine, Big Buck Hunter...Read more
Former All-Star Red Sox shortstop Rico Petrocelli: “blessed” to have grown up ...Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 18th
Ironically, as anyone who knows virtually anything about baseball is aware, an intense rivalry exists between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, and although Petrocelli became one of Boston's enduring heroes, he confessed with a laugh, “As a...Read more
Playball! Presidents and Baseball - Historic VideosKTLA, April 15th
Presidents and Baseball, which tells the colorful history between our Presidents and the game of baseball using rare memorabilia and one-of-a-kind artifacts. This video was ... These include notes to Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti on his Fourth of July...Read more
Attention Yankee fans: Stop crying every time Derek Jeter sits out a gameNew York Daily News, April 14th
The memorabilia is on sale when Jeter isn't playing. So are the No. 2 jerseys and whatever else they are selling to you, the loyal Yankees fan. Girardi giving Jeter a game off doesn't affect the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network's Jeter biz...Read more
Delray Beach Public Library Adds Rare Mickey Mantle Watch to Baseball ...The Pineapple Newspaper, April 1st
A rare Mickey Mantle watch, signed and worn by the Yankee slugger, will now be on display at the Delray Beach Public Library thanks to a donation by local restaurant owner Fran Marincola, who has previously donated several other baseball memorabilia ...Read more