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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hall of Fame Signed Baseball - Yogi Berra

I sent him 2 TTM requests and got no response.  Finally, I decided that I would go ahead and bite the bullet and buy a Yogi Berra signed baseball.  My 70th Hall of Famer (and my 68th player/manager/executive) is definitely an all-time great.  I got this ball (along with my Willie Mays ball) from the Columbia Antique Mall.
Berra (b.1925) played in the majors from 1946 to 1963 and 1965 for the Yankees and Mets.  He played in 14 World Series and won 10 of them.  He also led the 1964 Yankees and 1973 Mets to the World Series as a manager.

As a player, Berra retired with 2,150 hits, 358 home runs and a .285 batting average.  He won three MVP awards in his career (1951, 1954 and 1955) and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972 (his second year of eligibility with 85.6% of the vote).

As a manager, he compiled a record of 484-444 with a .522 winning percentage.

Stay tuned for a look at 2012 Topps Series 2.

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