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.
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In that moment, he wiped the slate clean on so much of the wretched excess of his farewell tour, especially as it got near the end, when you got the idea that Steiner Sports, the memorabilia company that seemed to be running him and running the Yankees...Read more
Marking time during my turn on EarthDeseret News, October 1st
I had promised Steve I would work at sorting out his jumble of sports memorabilia he kept at his horse farm, so when I wasn't needed at my daughter's, I would go there. After that I would cross the street and run from University Avenue in Provo up and...Read more
Orioles fans are revved up for a long postseason runBaltimore Sun, October 1st
"There's no Yankees, there's no Red Sox. ... I think they have a good enough team to get through." ... He believes that the Orioles are living up to that, too. "It seems like there's been things that have been going on with Chris Davis [being suspended...Read more
Derek Jeter - The Cooperstown Collection: Memorabilia from the Yankees ...New York Daily News, October 1st
Here is a list of what Jeter memorabilia is in the Hall's collection as of Sept. 1, 2014 – a list compiled by Brad Horn, the Hall's vice president for communications and education. Yankees jersey from 1996 World Series. The rookie from Kalamazoo was at ...Read more
Red Sox fans give Derek Jeter warm goodbye after booing him for two decadesNew York Daily News, September 28th
Pitcher Joe Kelly pulled out his phone to commemorate getting up close to a living legend — and a picture of the less-than-loyal photo was later reposted by the Yankees on the Bronx Bombers' Twitter feed. Even Kelly's wife poked fun at her hubby's...Read more
Ball Boy's Quick Switch Of Derek Jeter Foul Ball Could Be Worth $10000ABC News, September 26th
That ball could be worth as much as $10,000, a sports memorabilia expert told ABC News. The ball boy was caught on film fielding the grounder outside the foul lines along third base in the fifth inning of Jeter's last game at Yankee Stadium. It is...Read more
Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter's Memorabilia Brings in Big BucksABC News, September 24th
Everyone wants a piece of Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. His final season, which ends this Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, is tugging on both heartstrings and wallets as fans try to get their hands on Jeter memorabilia. All merchandise related to...Read more
Brandon Steiner, in Deal With Yankees, Is a Sports Memorabilia MavenNew York Times, September 5th
Yet it was Steiner's joint-venture agreement — a deal Steiner completed in 2004 only after assuaging the former owner George Steinbrenner's doubts about him and the fraud-filled memorabilia market — that sealed Steiner's connection to the Yankees...Read more