Here’s another Yogi Berra Mets baseball card that my friend Greg found for me. It’s from the 2001 Upper Deck Legends set, a product that contained a mix of retired legends and current stars.
Unlike most relic cards, which at least give the impression that they contain fabric swatches from a player’s jersey, this one clearly notes that it contains “an authentic piece of a pair of pants used by Yogi Berra during an official Major League Baseball game.”
While this is a very neat baseball card, I still have mixed feelings about destroying pieces of baseball’s past to make new baseball cards.
We’re still a few weeks away from the start of spring training, but there are a bunch of things that baseball fans can do this weekend to help forget that the calendar says it’s still winter.
Meet the 1986 Mets
The Steiner Sports Store is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the New York Mets’ 1986 World Series championship this weekend by having nearly all of the living members of the team sign autographs at The Steiner Sports Store at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York.
The stars of that team – Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and Keith Hernandez – will be there, of course. But what makes this special is that many of the lesser-known members of the team will also be there. So if you need people like Tim Corcoran and John Mitchell to finish off a team-signed item, this weekend is your chance to get it done. Autograph fees start at $20 per signature.
Last fall, my friend Greg found me a number of really cool Yogi Berra baseball cards. This one from 1965 is my favorite because it’s the only one in my collection that was actually produced during Berra’s playing career.