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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The Times (subscription), November 28th

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On Tuesday, President Obama will be handing out the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. The list of winners this year brims with both household names and virtual unknowns — artists, athletes and activists of just...Read more

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That key distinction resonated with the organizers of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University, who on Sunday officially unveiled “Now Doing the Talking,” an exhibition delving into the lives of the “forerunners and...Read more

N.J.'s Mike Trout set to join Yankees great Yogi Berra in MVP history, November 19th

Trout, the Millville native, captured last year's AL MVP. In 2012 and 2013, his first two full seasons in the majors, Trout finished second. If Trout places first or second in this year's vote, he'll join Barry Bonds, former Yankees great Yogi Berra...Read more

Baseball legend Yogi Berra to join game's elites as recipients of Presidential ...
Fox News, November 17th

March 3, 2010: Former New York Yankees' player, manager and coach Yogi Berra waves to the crowd before the Yankees home opener spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Reuters)...Read more

Hal Steinbrenner calls medal 'a fitting tribute' for Yogi Berra
ESPN (blog), November 16th

"On behalf of the entire Yankees organization, we congratulate the family of Yogi Berra for his inclusion among upcoming recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This honor is a fitting tribute to a man who not only represented the sport of...Read more