According to Yogi Berra, baseball “is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical.” While Berra might not be a mathematical scholar, he was an extremely charismatic baseball player who was always willing to speak his mind, which is just one reason why he is adored today by fans and collectors alike.

Though Berra liked to say that, “half the lies they tell about me aren’t true,” there is no questioning that Berra has been liberal about signing autographs, and thus they are not particularly valuable. They are, however, staples for collectors of New York Yankees memorabilia. His baseball cards, in contrast, are not as easy to come by.

His wit aside, Berra was also a star on the field. He rarely endured slumps, and if you asked him about a period of poor hitting, he would tell you so: “Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.” Berra won ten World Series championships as a player (plus three more as a coach), went to 18 All-Star games, and won three Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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Bobby Pope: Some memorable sports quotes, Yogi Berra and others
The Telegraph (blog), October 5th

When Yogi Berra died two weeks ago at age 90, I lost one of my childhood heroes. As a kid growing up, my favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees, and my favorite player was its catcher, Berra. In my mind, he was the greatest bad ball hitter ever...Read more

Fans pay final tribute to Yogi Berra
New York Post, October 4th

Hundreds of fans poured into Yogi Berra's museum Sunday to pay a final tribute to the Yankees legend. Larry Berra, one of Yogi's sons, shook hands with fans and could barely contain his emotion when he thanked them for attending the memorial at the...Read more

Yogi Berra and Sukkot
My Jewish Learning, October 4th

Yogi Berra was the master of saying the wrong thing in the most right way. His death a couple of weeks ago at the age of 90 was an occasion to celebrate a man who despite a stellar baseball career managed to become more well known for his personality ...Read more

De Blasio swings and misses on famous Yogi Berra quote during interview
New York Daily News, October 2nd

Mayor de Blasio, a Red Sox fan who grew up in the Boston area, whiffed when he tried to use famous a quote from Yankee great Yogi Berra quote in a radio interview on Friday. De Blasio, in an interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer, was asked if New Yorkers ...Read more

Ole Miss great remembers Yogi Berra
Jackson Clarion Ledger, September 30th

Yogi Berra was a baseball legend, but to David Delluci — an Ole Miss baseball standout and pro player — he was like family. "What comes to mind when I think of Yogi is how much my grandfather loved him — and remember I'm full-blooded Italian — so ...Read more

Family, sports royalty remember Yogi Berra at funeral
USA TODAY, September 29th

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game's greats. He was the man who served his country ...Read more

Yogi Berra was a true American hero
Newsday, September 26th

Whenever Yogi Berra came to a fork in the road, he took it, going from being a quiet son of immigrants in St. Louis to a Hall of Fame catcher, a Yankees icon and one of the most recognizable and beloved figures in American life. As for the immense...Read more

How Apocryphal Quotes Came to Dominate the Narrative of Yogi Berra's Life
Slate Magazine, September 23rd

The Yogi Berra who captured the imagination of popular culture—Berra as idiot savant—was a narrative that Berra disliked early in his career, before coming to accept and cannily profit off of it later on. As much as this Yogi was a creation of Berra...Read more