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 recent stars like Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, and Mariano Rive...

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—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    

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Hof Yankees Rc Rookie Psa 4 "looks Undergraded" 1933 Goudey #149 Babe Ruth Hof Yankees Psa 4 Vg-ex1998 Upperdeck A Piece Of History 500 Club Babe Ruth Bat Sp /350 Hof Yankees1953 Topps #76 Mickey Mantle (hof) New York Yankees Set Break Vg-ex / Vg-ex+ 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle New York Yankees #311 No Reserve2002 Ny Yankees Legends Statue Figurine Set W/ Babe Ruth Dimaggio Mantle GehrigGorgeous 1930's Original Photo Babe Ruth Yankees Batting By George Burke1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Hof Yankees Psa 5 Ex Gray Back2000 Upper Deck Ny Yankees Master Collection Set Jeter Bat Mantle Signed Le /5002003 Timeless Treasures Babe Ruth 2x Jersey Prime Patch Bat 3/5 Sp 1/1 Yankees1926 Original Photo The Finest Yankees Team Photo W/ Babe Ruth & Lou GehrigRare Babe Ruth Signed & Inscribed 1933 Yankees 8x10 Photo W/full Jsa & Mga LoasCode 3 Diamond Fdny Engine Co. 68 Yankees Seagrave Pumper Dp 1:32 Mf 5eFine Early 1960's Roger Maris N.y. Yankees Baseball Bobble Head Nodder Nice!Official American League Autograph Derek Jeter Signed Baseball New York Yankees1993 Topps Stadium Club Derek Jeter Psa 10 Yankees Gem Mint #117 1992 Draft Pick2006 Sp Legendary Cuts Mel Allen Legendary Signatures Auto #'d /67 Yankees VoiceJoe Dimaggio Autographed New York Yankees Cap * Steiner2014 Topps Dynasty Don Mattingly Yankees 3-color Letter Patch Silver Auto 7/101969 Topps #500 Mickey Mantle Last Name In Yellow Psa 7 Nm New York YankeesAwesome 1924 Original Glass Plate Negative Babe Ruth Yankees W/ Bat Hitting !1956 Topps Mickey Mantle New York Yankees #135 Baseball Card Barn Find2014 Topps Dynasty Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 3-color Patch Gold Auto 1/1Code 3 Collectables: Diamond Plate Series#4 Yankees Seagrave Pumper, Unused2014 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball Steiner Derek Jeter Tanaka Ichiro +301930's Original Photo Babe Ruth New York Yankees The Ruthian Swing !********** Vintage Starter Mlb New York Yankees Baseball Snapback Hat **********1993 Sp #279 Derek Jeter Foil New York Yankees Rc Rookie Psa 8 Nm-mt Superb 1960's Original Photo Mickey Mantle Yankees Superstar Slugger W/ Bat !Derek Jeter Single Signed Baseball Auto Jsa Loa New York Yankees Early 1960's New York Yankees White Base Baseball Bobble Head Nodder Nice!Yankees Yogi Berra Signed Authentic 8x10 Photo W/ Babe Ruth Psa/dna Holo & Coa1927 Vintage Photo Lou Gehrig Yankees Hail Young Gehrig The New Home Run King !2006 Topps Sterling Career Home Runs Mickey Mantle Yankees Triple Jersey 04/10Superb 1930's Original Photo Lou Gehrig With Bat - The Yankees Captain !Excellent Lot Derek Jeter Mcfarlane Figures Mib Free Shipping Yankees1965 Topps #350 Mickey Mantle Hof Yankees Psa 5 Ex1921 W551 Babe Ruth Hand Cut Strip Card-ny Yankees-sgc Authentic1995 Action Packed Diamond Auto Derek Jeter #1d Psa 7 Rookie YankeesMariano Rivera 2014 Topps Finest Autograph Xfractor #048/149 Yankees Auto Rare1946-47 Propaganda Montiel #57 Lou Gehrig Yankees Hof Sgc 30/2 GoodDon Mattingly 2001 Topps Archives Autograph Rookie Reprint Auto Sp Rare Yankees1992 Bowman #302 Mariano Rivera Yankees Rc Rookie Bgs 9 Mint W/ (2) 9.5's1954 Bowman Mickey Mantle #65 New York Yankees Psa 3.5 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Red Refractor Austin Decarr Rc Auto #1/5 YankeesDon Mattingly 5/5 On Card Auto 2014 Topps Five Star Silver Signatures YankeesBrett Gardner Signed 2013 Game Used Batting Glove Auto Psa/dna Coa YankeesMickey Mantle Barry Bonds /50 $400+ Yankees Game Used Bat Base Patch Sp 2003 Spx1969 Topps Mickey Mantle New York Yankees #500a Yellow Letter Psa Graded 7Derek Jeter 2008 Ud Goudey New York Yankees Auto Autograph Bgs 9.5Mickey Mantle New York Yankees Single Signed Baseball Upper Deck No. 7 RareMickey Mantle Signed Oal Baseball Yankees, Hall Of Fame With 1991 Show TicketMariano Rivera Signed New York Yankees Collage Custom Framed To 12x22 Steiner2014 Topps Dynasty Don Mattingly New York Yankees 3-color Patch Auto 06/102005 Ud Sweet Spot Signatures Randy Johnson Auto #67/75 Card #ss-rj - Yankees2014 Topps Five Star Don Mattingly Golden Graphs Gold Ink Auto 3/20 Yankees1943 Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, & Giants All-star War Bond Game ProgramKiller 1961 Original Photo Transparency Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris Yankees !Derek Jeter New York Yankees Signed / Autographed Rawlings Baseball Mlb Holo Coa1958 Topps Mickey Mantle 487 All Star Psa 8 Nr Mint Mint New York Yankees Sharp

Recent News: Yankees Memorabilia

Source: Google News

Financial speculation
The Economist, December 17th

Beckett Baseball Card Monthly helped create a much larger market for the cards. Readers everywhere could see how prices were moving around the country, and decide to sell old memorabilia—or fill their attics with cards in anticipation of future price...Read more

Ball From Derek Jeter's Last Out Sells For Nearly 25K
FanSided, December 16th

In all seriousness though, that's a pretty sweet piece of memorabilia for any player, let alone somebody like Derek Jeter. Sure, perhaps his first or final hit as a member of the New York Yankees would be a better ball to have, but those are never...Read more

Marcus Mariota's Heisman Trophy gala ends with 'goosebumps' amid more ...
OregonLive.com, December 15th

He spent much of the first hour signing memorabilia and shaking hands in a VIP reception room before taking his seat at the front of the 800-guest dinner. Then, in what had to have been uncomfortable for the famously low-key quarterback, he listened as...Read more

Red Sox Auctioning Off Two Historic Pieces Of Derek Jeter Memorabilia
NESN.com, December 15th

The Boston Red Sox are offering fans a unique chance to own two different pieces historic baseball memorabilia centered around Derek Jeter's final Major League Baseball game. The New York Yankees shortstop's career came to an end in October at ...Read more

Athletes tell it 'In Their Own Words' for memorabilia line
Westfair Online, December 11th

Founded in 1987, Steiner Sports has partnerships with the New York Yankees, Madison Square Garden and the Brooklyn Nets to sell team-related memorabilia, and with more than 40 athletes, including Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Chris Paul, Henrik ...Read more

Jeter-mania: Fans Ready for Mr. November
Clintoncourier (subscription), December 10th

Sitting around Foppes kitchen table looking though memorabilia—Parks said they have enough Jeter stuff to fill five suitcases—the two fans can bring up specific memories and stats as if reciting the rites of an unofficial club. ... For the Millers...Read more

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
New York Daily News (blog), December 9th

“I think Yankee fans are eager to see a young, athletic shortstop, somebody who moves around really well and is rangy and that's him,” Cone said Tuesday at the memorabilia product launch for Steiner Sports “In Their Own Words” Collection at Grand...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