June 2019 Summer Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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Whenever the topic of all-time greatest New York Yankees comes up, no list is complete without Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. In his 18 seasons in the big leagues, the Hall of Fame catcher won an incredible 14 pennants, and took home 10 World Series titles with the Bronx Bombers, more than any other player in Major League Baseball history. Even more than his fame on the field, Berra is known as one of the most quotable sportsmen in U.S. history. Master of malapropisms and neologisms—or, if you prefer, "Yogi-isms"—Berra had a way with words which endeared him to folks throughout America, baseball fans and non-fans alike. Some were directly related to the sport he loved: "Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical." "He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious." "Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting."

Others have universal applications throughout life: "You can observe a lot by just watching." "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." "The future ain’t what it used to be." (These quotes were compiled in a recent USA Today article on Berra's 50 greatest sayings. Definitely worth a read!)

Offered here is a high-grade example of one of Berra's key cards from his playing career with the Yanks. This NM-MT 8 example of Yogi's 1951 Bowman #2 card is a pack-fresh looking example of a cardboard classic. Wonderfully centered and exhibiting clean surfaces and sharp corners for its awarded grade, only 15 examples have ever been graded higher among the 1,100 specimens submitted to PSA. Highly recommended for any vintage or New York Yankees aficionado, this card is the perfect memento of a time gone by. If you owned this card as a kid, adding it to your collection might just be, as Yogi would say, "like déjà vu all over again."
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,163
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
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