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.

About our sources | Got something to add?

▼ Expand to read the full article ▼

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Old Cardboard

Old Cardboard

Check out this well-organized collection of 500 sets of baseball cards, each over 50 years old. Browsable by type a… [read review or visit site]

The Baseball Card Blog

The Baseball Card Blog

Ben Henry's lively vintage baseball card blog, started in January 2006, offers hundreds of great posts on (and pict… [read review or visit site]

Cardboard Junkie

Cardboard Junkie

Dave Campbell's in-depth blog on old baseball (and some football) cards lives up to it's motto: 'do cards, not drug… [read review or visit site]

Baseball Cards 1887-1914

Baseball Cards 1887-1914

Roll up your socks for this Library of Congress collection showcasing hundreds of players on colorful early basebal… [read review or visit site]

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

A home run for baseball collectors, this site features special online exhibits, ranging from a baseball-uniforms da… [read review or visit site]

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

1961 Topps Baseball Mickey Mantle #300 Psa 9 Yankees Hof Mint 8.12gpa Set BreakYankees Derek Jeter Auto Bronze Sp 1996 Leaf Signature Series Set Break1993 Sp Foil #279 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Rc Rookie Bgs 9 Mint W/ 9.5New York Yankees Derek Jeter Signed Jersey Captain Retirement & Asg Patches PsaDerek Jeter Graded Psa 9 Mint 1993 Sp #279 Foil Rc Rookie Card Nyc Yankees Hofer2005 Ud Signature Decades Derek Jeter Signed Auto New York Yankees 24/99Mickey Mantle 1951 Autographed Game Used Bat New York YankeesMlb Derek Jeter Signed Autographed Yankees Louisville Slugger Photo Bat SteinerNew York Yankees Derek Jeter Signed Artist Proof Stephen Holland Canvas Steiner2007 Ud Black Derek Jeter New York Yankees Auto Jersey Patch 1/16Nike Air Jordan Retro 1 Jeter Yankees 100% GuarunteedVery Nice 1940's Lou Gehrig H&b Louisville Slugger 35" Wood Baseball Bat Yankees1993 Sp Foil #279 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Rc Rookie Psa/dna Signed AutoDerek Jeter Single Signed Baseball Auto + Steiner Hologram Ny Yankees Auction #2Original Hand Signed Derek Jeter Yankees Omlb Baseball Ball Autographed Coa Holo1952 Topps Look 'n See #15 Babe Ruth New York Yankees Baseball1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Yankees Gray Back Nrmint-mint Pack Fresh2005 Upper Deck Triology Derek Jeter Yankees Jersey Bat Auto 20/75Derek Jeter Single Signed Baseball Auto + Steiner Hologram Ny Yankees Auction #3Derek Jeter Single Signed Baseball Auto + Steiner Hologram Ny Yankees Auction #1Derek Jeter & Mariano Rivera Signed Yankees Photo 16 X 20 Core 4 Legends SteinerJsa Bob Feller &1970s Yankees Thurman Munson-elston Howard-berra Signed BaseballHamilton Piping Rock 1928 Yankees 17 Jewel 889 Wrist Watch Reg. Ed. 6091Babe Ruth Psa/dna Signed Baseball Autographed New York YankeesDerek Jeter Signed Jersey Yankees Final Season & All Star Patches Jsa SteinerDerek Jeter Signed 16x20 Photo Auto Jsa Coa New York YankeesAir Jordan 1 Retro Derek Jeter Nike Receipt Re2pect New York Yankees Pinstripe1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle Hof New York Yankees Bvg 3 VgSteiner Sports Derek Jeter Yankees Autographed Auto Baseball W/ Bonus Glass CaseInvestor Lot Of (3) 1993 Sp Foil #279 Derek Jeter Rookie Rc YankeesMariano Rivera Signed & 2x Inscribed Oml Baseball Steiner Mint YankeesDerek Jeter Single Signed Baseball Auto Psa/dna Loa New York Yankees Auction #2Derek Jeter New York Yankees Signed Rawlings Full Size Prodj2 Glove W/hologramEarly Rookie Derek Jeter Steiner Sports Autographed Signed New York Yankees BatAuthentic Derek Jeter Yankees 2008 Jersey Road W/all-star & Stadium Patches 481954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle Yankees Psa Graded 5 Nicer!!!Air Jordan 1 Retro Newyork Yankees Jeter Derek Limited Edition! Ds Sz 9.5Derek Jeter Signed Autographed 2014 Mlb Allstar Baseball Steiner Coa Yankees New York Yankees Derek Jeter Day 9/7/2014 Cap Program Shirt Pin Magnet Box Set1993 Topps #98 Derek Jeter Rc Rookie New York Yankees Psa 10 Gem MintDerek Jeter Single Signed Baseball Auto Psa/dna Loa New York Yankees Auction #11960 Topps Mickey Mantle #350 Psa 6 Ex-mt Ny Yankees2014 Ny Yankees Derek Jeter Sga Beanie Buddy 9/21 & Knit Hat (9/18)1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig New York Yankees Psa Graded1933 Goudey Babe Ruth Collectible Baseball Card New York Yankees2005 Upper Deck Mlb Artifacts Derek Jeter New York Yankees Auto 252/350Derek Jeter Game Used Bat New York YankeesJorge Posada Single Signed Baseball Auto Steiner Coa New York YankeesIchiro Suzuki Game Used Psa Dna Autographed Cleats New York Yankees Gu SignedMariano Rivera #42 Signed New York Yankees Jersey Auto Size 48 Psa/dna Coa Derek Jeter Signed Auto Baseball Jersey Retirement Captain Yankees Jsa #y55489 1983 Asa Joe Dimaggio Story Joe Dimaggio New York Yankees Signed Auto Psa/dnaBabe Ruth Game Used Bat 2002 Topps Vintage Old Baseball Card New York YankeesJoe Mccarthy Cut Auto /51 2006 Ud Upper Deck Sp Legendary Cuts Mint Yankees1993 Topps Gold #98 Derek Jeter Rc Rookie New York Yankees Psa 9 Mint1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle Psa 6 Ex-mint New York Yankees 2nd Year!1984 Donruss #248 Don Mattingly Yankees Rc Rookie Psa 9 MintBgs 9.5 John Elway 1982 Tcma Oneonta Yankees Rookie #13 Hof Broncos Rare1954 Bowman Mickey Mantle #65 Bvg 6 Ex-mt Psa Crossover? YankeesMickey Mantle Signed 34" Adirondack Bat Auto Portrait Decal Jsa Loa Yankees Hof

Recent News: Yankees Memorabilia

Source: Google News

The Card Beat: Sports Collectibles News for September 22, 2014
The Cardboard Connection, September 22nd

First and Last Babe Ruth Yankees Contracts Heading to Auction Block - Babe Ruth's first and last contracts with the New York Yankees are being put on the auction block. See both contracts and find out about the sale, which is slated to conclude in...Read more

Derek Jeter: Costing you money; the Yankees October; and me my sanity
TheDay.com, September 22nd

Not only that, Steiner Sports, a high-end memorabilia dealer who has an exclusive deal with Jeter and the Yankees, is selling anything and everything Jeter related. Hundreds of items ranging from signed baseballs for a few hundred bucks to game-worn ...Read more

Derek Jeter Still Doesn't Really Want to Talk About A-Rod
The Big Lead, September 22nd

Derek Jeter's career with the New York Yankees, save for an all-time miracle Wild Card comeback, is down to seven more games and will come to an end Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston. The Jeter retirement tour, meanwhile, has been in full swing most of...Read more

Derek Jeter Denies Gift Basket Rumors
Bleacher Report, September 22nd

The New York Yankees captain is walking among the people, visiting bars he didn't know existed and, in some cases, setting the record straight on items he previously ignored. Jeter's latest candid moment came during an interview with New York . Spotted...Read more

Retiring Derek Jeter Denies Story About Gift Baskets For One-Night Stand Hook ...
Classicalite, September 22nd

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is retiring this year, win, lose or draw. So he had to set the record straight about a 2011 article alleging that he would send girls gift baskets full of signed memorabilia after sleeping with them. Jeter denies...Read more

O's in playoffs means big business for Baltimore
WBAL Baltimore, September 22nd

In 2012, when the Orioles played the New York Yankees in the divisional series, Irani and his team did an economic impact study. "We found that for every game being played, it's going to generate about 50 full-time employees, about $3.3 million in...Read more

Derek Jeter Opens the Door.
New York Magazine, September 21st

Tomorrow is Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium. It's his latest stop on a cross-country farewell tour celebrating not just Jeter's Hall of Fame–caliber playing career but his humility and rectitude off the field. Jeter announced in February, via...Read more

Brandon Steiner, in Deal With Yankees, Is a Sports Memorabilia Maven
New York Times, September 5th

Brandon Steiner's mind was churning as he watched the groundskeepers carrying their rakes off the Yankee Stadium infield. “I can sell those,” he said. “I can put a plaque on them and have Derek sign them.” What Yankees fan, he asked, wouldn't want to ...Read more