YOGI BERRA - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 2653
Sale Price $108.00
The catcher-turned-manager signs this New York Mets baseball card
Trading/Sports Card signed: "Best Wishes/Yogi Berra", in blue ink, color, 2½x3½. Topps trading card, no. 389. New York Mets team stats for batting, pitching, and overall yearly standings from 1962 to 1972 on verso. By way of hard work and the help of Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra (1925-2015) became a great catcher. He led the American League in games caught and chances accepted eight times, and led the league in double plays six times. He is one of only four catchers to ever field 1.000 in a season (1958), and between July 28, 1957 and May 10, 1959, Berra set major league records by catching in 148 consecutive games and accepting 950 chances without making an error.He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra was named the Yankees' manager for the 1964 season. The day after the Series ended, the Yankees fired him. He took over as the Mets' manager in 1972 and led them to the NL pennant in 1973, joining Joe McCarthy as the second manager to win pennants in both leagues. Scotch tape at upper and lower blank margins, not affecting signature. Lightly creased. Slightly worn corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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