Tuesday, March 8, 2011

#180 Yogi Berra

I'd be willing to bet that Yogi Berra is the only player in the '59 set has his own museum. That fact and a quick peek at Yogi's website and Wikipedia page give some idea as to why I couldn't begin to cover the details of the life and career of this Hall of Famer.

Just a few highlights:

  • Yogi was 15 time All Star.
  • Yogi was A.L. MVP three times, in 1951m '54 and '55. He finished second in the voting twice and third once.
  • Yogi caught Don Larson's perfect 1956 World Series game.
  • He played on 14 Yankee World Series teams, winning 10 rings......
  • .....and on and on.

Yogi has lived in Montclair, New Jersey since his playing days. I attended high school with a couple of his nephews in Nutley, just across the Garden State Parkway from Montclair.

My copy of Yogi's '59 Topps is a far better one than is shown in the Yogi Card Gallery on his webpage. I guess that counts for something.

The '59 from Yogi's site:

"You can observe a lot by watching."

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