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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Great Falls Tribune, March 4th

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Mail Tribune, March 4th

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USA TODAY, March 4th

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The Salinas Californian, March 3rd

In fact, as sure as President Clinton never inhaled and George W. Bush never exhaled — and as baseball guru Yogi Berra once famously observed — “It's “déjà vu all over again:”. This time, the TP is “just” holding the Department of Homeland Security ...Read more

Montclair Times guest editorial: 'Time to finally honor Buzz Aldrin and Yogi ..., February 10th

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MLB's All-Time Roster: Catcher, February 10th

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New York Daily News, January 23rd

Charlie Neibergall/AP Yogi Berra keeps the quips coming. Yogi Berra, who gave the world such famous “Yogi-isms” as “It ain't over till it's over,” and “It's deja vu all over again,” weighed in on the Patriots' DeflateGate controversy on Friday...Read more