Daily Archives: January 3, 2009

1973 Headline: George Steinbrenner Buys The New York Yankees For $10 Million!!!

On this day, the newspaper headlien read…

1973 Headline: George Steinbrenner Buys The New York Yankees For $10 Million!!!

Can this be the greatest investment of all-time???  This $10 million dollar investment made by George Steinbrenner in 1973 is worth $730 million today.  That is certainly not a bad return.  I can only hope that my minuscule 401k can help me retire 30 years from now….

During the 2008 baseball season, there were 85 players that made $10 million dollars or more for that year of work.  85 players from Alex Rodriguez all the way to Jake Westbrook made more in one season than what was paid for the entire Yankee franchise back in ’73.  I guess this just goes to show how much baseball really has become a business, huh? 

Go ahead and call George Steinbrenner anything that you want, just make sure to include ‘Smart’ as one of the tags as well… 

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1987 Topps Yankees Team Leaders With Rickey Henderson

 1987 Topps Yankees Team Leaders With Rickey Henderson

 ‘High Five’!!!

2 of the best Yankees sharing one card – it’s beautiful!!!  It’s very hard to argue who was more valuable in the late 1980’s to the Yankees: Rickey Henderson or Don Mattingly.  What I can tell you is that each was a fan favorite and each played the game the way it was meant to be played – competitively and fun!!

The 1987 really makes this card stand out as if it were older.  If you close your eyes just enough, I swear that you can see Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris high-fiving each other.

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #29

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #29

Dave Concepcion – 1971 Topps – #14

Dave Concepcion played 19 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds and was a big part of one of baseball’s most dominant dynasties – ‘The Big Red Machine’.  Although Concepcion was never known as the leader of the team, his play earned the respect of his teammates, his fans, and the baseball world.  A 9-time All-star and 5-time Gold Glove winner at shortstop, Concepcion anchored an amazing Reds infield.  With a career batting average of .267 with 321 stolen bases and 993 runs scored, Dave Concepcion added the fuel to the fire that helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to 4 World Series match-ups in 7 years while winning 2 titles in 1975 and 1976.

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