New York Yankees Baseball Memorabilia
The New York Yankees is one of the most popular, well-loved, and successful sports franchises of all time. It won a total of 27 championships, the most for any major sports team in the world.
The New York Yankees also has a long list of players that belong to the Baseball Hall of Fame such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig. It thus comes to no surprise that memorabilia from this baseball team is considered to be highly valuable and collectible.
New York Yankees collectible memorabilia
New York Yankees game-day programs that command a high price in auctions include those from the 1920s and 1930s. One particular program that gets the attention of many collectors is the one made for the 1939 World Series. This program previews the series between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees and features an image of Lou Gehrig swinging his bat in front of a full capacity stadium.
One of the most valuable examples ever sold is the 1923 Yankee Stadium Opening Day programme.
Vintage New York Yankees game stubs are also highly popular among collectors. Understandably, older stubs are considered to the be the most collectible, though there are ones from highly memorable matches such as the World Series match where Don Larsen had a perfect game, that are also highly popular.
New York Yankee pennants are also items that baseball fans and aficionados love to collect. Pennants that come with photographs, such as the one made of blue felt and released in 1967, are extremely popular. Examples of other materials that are used to make pennants are plastic and cloth. Early pennants, which are typically smaller in size, are also highly valuable and much desired by collectors.
Signed New York Yankees memorabilia are also highly treasured and much sought after. Balls with autographs are highly desired, especially those that come from highly popular Yankee squads, like ones formed during 1927, 1932, and 1939.
Apart from rare souvenir items that were once sold to the public, New York Yankee stadium artefacts are also highly in demand. Following 2008, the New York Yankees left their well-loved old Yankee stadium and moved to a new location. Subsequently, items from this particular venue, from stadium sods to chairs are now deemed as highly collectible.
Vintage stock certificates are known to fetch a handsome price in the market. A 1923 Yankee certificate that was signed by former team owner Jacob Ruppert was sold for $10,575 at an auction.
New York Yankee baseball cards, especially those that feature great baseball players are much sought after. One of the most valuable baseball cards known so far is the 1933 Babe Ruth card issued by the Butter Cream Confectionery Corporation of New Jersey. It was last sold at auction for $55,813.
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