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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Freeholders Urge Obama To Award Yogi Berra Presidential Medal Of Freedom, June 23rd

Yogi Berra is worthy of this honor and deserving of our respect and admiration,” Freeholder Director Hector C. Lora said in a statement. “Yogi Berra embodies all that is great about New Jersey and the United States. I hope President Obama honors Yogi...Read more

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Yogi Berra and the Greek Debt Crisis
Huffington Post, June 12th

The diplomatic imbroglio and vicissitudes surrounding the current Greek debt crisis are best explained by the wit and wisdom of Yogi Berra, the former NY Yankees catcher and manager, Baseball Hall of Famer and (hopefully) future recipient of the ...Read more

Petition aims to award Yogi Berra with Presidential Medal of Freedom, June 8th

A petition to the White House ending on Monday seeks to award Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As of 7 p.m. ET Monday, the petition had garnered more than 87,000 signatures but is just over 12,000 signatures short ...Read more

Online Petition Calls On White House To Award Yogi Berra Presidential Medal ...
CBS Local, June 7th

Online Petition Calls On White House To Award Yogi Berra Presidential Medal Of Freedom. 100,000 Signatures Needed By Midnight June 7, 2015 4:30 PM. Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) ...Read more

Magazine mogul makes final push for Yogi Berra honor, June 4th

Time is running out — or as Yogi Berra himself would say, "It's getting late early out there" — to sign a petition to place The Hill's favorite son in contention for a Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Washington Examiner reports that Steve Forbes...Read more

Petition Asks for Yogi Berra to Receive Medal of Freedom
CBS Local, June 1st

Yogi Berra should be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A man of unimpeachable integrity and respect, he befriended the first black and Latino baseball players in Major League Baseball. He is currently an ambassador for Athlete Ally, which ...Read more