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2010 Topps CYMTO – 1975 Topps Reprint – 1951 Most Valuable Players

2010 Topps CYMTO – 1975 Topps Reprint – 1951 Most Valuable Players

I love these old MVP cards from the 1975 Topps baseball set.

What Topps did in 1975 was pretty neat – they honored all of thea league MVPs from 1951-1975.  The 1975 Topps set marked the 25th Anniversary of Topps’ debut in the baseball card world, and this in-set subset did a very nice job of celebrating the great talents of the prior 25 years.

This card celebrates the MVPs of the 1951 baseball season – Yogi Berra & Roy Campanella.

VINTAGE BERRA.CAMPANELLAFor many years, and still to this day, these two legends are named when talking about the greatest catchers of all-time.  Both men were superstars and anchors of their team.

And being that they played their home games relatively close to each other, they were both very cognizant of what the other was doing.

Gotta love it!!

Happy Birthday Yogi Berra!!!

Happy Birthday Yogi Berra!!!

Yogi Berra turns 87 years old today.

Still a very famous face of the franchise, Yogi Berra and the New York Yankees are bonded for eternity.  Just as popular today with the Yankees as he was during his playing days, Yogi Berra is New York, and he is a Yankee for life.

In Berra’s 18 years with the team, he won an amazing 10 World Series titles.  He was a 3-time Most Valuable Player, and a 15-time All-star.  Berra is a member of the 1972 Hall of Fame class, and his famous plaque features him wearing his permanent Yankees cap.

Happy Birthday Mr. Berra!!!

FINALLY, A Yogi Berra Signed Baseball For My Collection!!!!

FINALLY, A Yogi Berra Signed Baseball For My Collection!!!!

First, I tried to get one signed for free.  And I failed.

Then I tried to get one with a donation to his foundation.  And I failed.

From there I knew that if I wanted one, I would have to shop for it.  So I did.

I shopped…

and shopped….

and shopped some more….

and then I landed one.  And it is a beauty!!!

Check it out:

A beautifully signed Yogi Berra baseball – perfectly centered on the sweet-spot of the baseball.

Yogi offers up a pretty small autograph, but it is unmistakable – and this one happens to be PSA certified, ultimately making my purchase even better!!

An instant classic for my collection – this one is worthy of landing a spot on the ‘Top Row’…

Enjoy!!!

Yogi Berra 2001 Topps Archives

Yogi Berra 2001 Topps Archives

If there was ever a question as to why I like the Topps Archives brand so much, this kind of card is the answer.

A re-print of Yogi Berra’s card from the 1952 Topps set, this is the closest that I would ever get to the original.  And I am OK with that.

I love the vintage look that this baseball card brings to us – and we all know how legendary that 1952 Topps set is!!!!

Another Fantastic TTM Success With Yogi Berra!!!!

Another Fantastic TTM Success With Yogi Berra!!!!

I have so much going on tonight, but there was no way that I was not going to take five minutes out of my evening to show off this:

Signed beautifully by one of the greatest and most legendary New York Yankees of all-time, I am thrilled that Yogi Berra signed this card for me!!!

Thank you Mr. Berra!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Yogi Berra 2007 Topps ‘Distinguished Service’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Yogi Berra 2007 Topps ‘Distinguished Service’

Hey, it’s Yogi!!  You can never go wrong with Yogi!!!

I couldn’t resist grabbing this card, and while I am not in love with the design I do like the overall feel of the card and the tribute it pays to Yogi’s service in the Navy.

Check it out:

Now I just need to figure out if I should send it to him in hopes of nabbing an autograph.

What do you think?  Should I or shouldn’t I?

Happy Birthday Yogi Berra!!!

Happy Birthday Yogi Berra!!!

Yogi Berra turns 86 years old today.

Still a very famous face of the franchise, Yogi Berra and the New York Yankees are bonded for eternity.  Just as popular today with the Yankees as he was during his playing days, Yogi Berra is New York, and he is a Yankee for life.

In Berra’s 18 years with the team, he won an amazing 10 World Series titles.  He was a 3-time Most Valuable Player, and a 15-time All-star.  Berra is a member of the 1972 Hall of Fame class, and his famous plaque features him wearing his permanent Yankees cap.

Happy Birthday Mr. Berra!!!

TTM Success: Yogi Berra! If At First You Don’t Success, Try, Try, Again!!!

TTM Success: Yogi Berra!  If At First You Don’t Success, Try, Try, Again!!!

There are so many things that I can say…

There are so many valuable lessons that can be learned from this…

These are the things that I reinforce with my children on a daily basis…

And while maybe not as life-altering of a scenario, the fact remains the same that both patience and persistence pay off!!!

Now, after three attempts, I have added a Yogi Berra autograph to my baseball card collection.

Waiting for me in my mailbox tonight, a new jewel for the collection.  And now, I share it with you!!!

Enjoy!!

And ‘THANK YOU” Mr. Berra!!!

Can My Third Time Be A Charm??? Come on Yogi!!!!

Can My Third Time Be A Charm???

I cannot resist – because the prize is soooo worth it…

But no matter the outcome, this will be my last attempt.  So tomorrow, on the way to work, I will drop off one more letter to the legendary Yogi Berra.  This is the third such letter that I have written in the last 6-7 weeks to him, and if all goes well, I will be pleasantly surprised.  If not, I can say that I gave it my all and move on.

Come on Yogi, the ’30-YOC’ readers are all crossing our fingers!!!

Yogi Berra, Strike Two!!!

Yogi Berra, Strike Two!!!

Oh man.  What to do, What to do…

You may recall that I sent a baseball and generous donation to Yogi Berra a few months ago in hopes of adding his autograph to my collection.  That attempt resulted in getting my baseball back, unsigned, with a price list of what it would cost to get my baseball or other items signed by the legendary Berra.

Almost immediately, the emails poured in.  Try this, Try that, Do this instead…

So, I took som advice, stepped up to the plate and send Mr. Berra another item – this time a baseball card.  Off it went, and now just under three weeks later, my baseball card has return and again it is unsigned.  And again, a price list accompanied my return.

$100 for an autograph on a baseball card is what they’re asking for.  If I wasn’t going to fork over $100 to get my ball signed, I am surely not going to send over a Benjamin Franklin to have Yogi sign my card.

So again, I ask – What to do, What to do…