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Albert Belle Autographed 1995 World Series Baseball 50HR ( Item # 39219 )
Rare Albert Belle Autographed 1995 World Series Baseball with COA from The Score Board and signed with a 50HR.  The  Atlanta Braves won this series in six games.
Albert Jojuan Belle (born August 25, 1966) is a former American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. Standing at 6'2 and weighing in at 225 lbs, Albert was one of the leading sluggers of his time, and in 1995 he became the first player to hit 50 doubles and 50 home runs in a single season.
Belle was also considered a model of consistency, compiling a .295 career batting average, averaging 37 home runs and 120 RBIs a season over the ten main years of his major league career from 1991 to 2000. Belle is also one of only six players in major league history to have nine consecutive 100-RBI seasons. However, his combative personality combined with occasional angry outbursts created a reputation for surliness that often overshadowed his on-field hitting performance.
Belle became the fourth player to have eight straight seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBI, joining Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig (a feat matched by Albert Pujols in 2008). Alex Rodriguez has 12 straight. As a fielder, Belle had a powerful throwing arm, unsurprising given that he was a gifted pitcher in high school. His Range Factor by games played was consistently higher than the Major League Average Range Factor at that position.  He was an accomplished base runner and base stealer, with a career high of 23 steals in 1993, and a surprising 17 steals in 1999 despite hip problems. Belle led the league three times in RBIs, three times in total bases, three times in extra-base hits, and twice in slugging. He was a five-time All-Star between 1993 and 1997.
In 1995, Belle became the first player in the history of the major leagues to hit 50 homers and 50 doubles in the same season; before Belle, the last player to reach as many as 40 in both categories had been Willie Stargell in 1973. The achievement was especially impressive because Belle only played 143 games in 1995 due to a season shortened by the previous year's players strike. The 40-40 mark has been surpassed since, most recently by Alfonso Soriano in 2006, but Belle's 50-50 combo remains unique.
Albert Belle homered in the final at-bat of his major-league career on October 1, 2000.
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Bert Campaneris Autographed Baseball ( Item # 39285 )
Bert Campaneris Autographed Baseball with acrylic cube display case.  This autographed ball is in excellent condition, however, the seller couldn't locate the COA.  As 31 other balls we purchased from this seller had COA's we can only assume this one was misplaced.  We have compared the signature to other Campaneris signatures and feel strongly that this is a valid signature.  If later it is found not to be a valid signature we will return 150% of the purchase price. 
Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), generally known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed "Campy", is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for four American League teams, primarily the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics. One of the mainstays of the Athletics' championship teams of 1971 to 1975, he holds the A's franchise records for career games played (1795), hits (1882) and at bats (7180). After leading the AL in stolen bases six times from 1965 to 1972, he retired with the seventh most steals in history (649); he also held the Athletics' career record from 1972 to 1990. He led the league in putouts three times, and ended his career among the major league leaders in games (5th, 2097) and double plays (7th, 1186) at his position. He hold the record for most errors since 1940, with 388. His cousin José Cardenal was a major league outfielder for 18 seasons.
A small, skinny player at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and 160 pounds (73 kg), the Cuban-born Campaneris was a key figure on the A's of the 1960s and 1970s, adding his fiery temper, competitive spirit and superb play to the team; he was also a daredevil on the basepaths. In his debut with Kansas City on July 23, 1964, Campaneris belted two home runs, the first coming on the first pitch thrown to him by Jim Kaat. He is one of three players in major league history to hit two homers in his first game; Bob Nieman (1951) and Mark Quinn (1999) are the only others to accomplish this feat.
On September 8, 1965, as part of a special promotion featuring the popular young player, Campaneris became the first player to play every position in a major league game.  On the mound, he pitched ambidextrously, throwing lefty to left-handers, and switched against right-handers. Since then, César Tovar (Twins, 1968), Scott Sheldon (Rangers, 2000) and Shane Halter (Tigers, 2000) have joined this select list of nine-position players in a major league game. Also in 1965, Campaneris led Kansas City in batting average (.270), and led the league in triples (12) and stolen bases (51), the latter mark being the highest total by an Athletic since Eddie Collins stole 58 in 1914. In 1966 he finished 10th in the voting for the AL's Most Valuable Player award after having a similar season at the plate, but playing more regularly at shortstop.
When the A's moved to Oakland in 1968, he had perhaps his finest year, leading the league in hits (177), steals (62), and at bats (642); the last mark was an Oakland record until Johnny Damon broke it in 2001. Campaneris enjoyed another fine year in 1970, batting .279 with career highs of 22 home runs and 64 runs batted in while leading the league in steals for the fifth time (42) and scoring 97 runs. He improved consistently on defense; his six double plays in an extra-inning game on September 13 of that year set an AL record, and in 1972 he led AL shortstops with 795 total chances while also breaking Collins' franchise record of 376 steals. An avid bunter, he led the league in sacrifice hits in 1972 (20), 1977 (40) and 1978 (25).
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Bo Jackson "Two Sport Star" Autographed Baseball COA ( Item # 39178 )
Bo Jackson "Two Sport Star" Autographed Baseball with COA from The Score Board, Inc.   This ball is encased in a plexiglass dome with a walnut base and plague reading  BO JACKSON "TWO SPORT STAR".
The ball is in mint condition.
Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is a retired American baseball and football player. He was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports, and he won the Heisman Trophy in 1985.
In football, Jackson played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, he played left field and designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, and the California Angels of the American League in Major League Baseball. While at Auburn University, he won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, the prize annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. He also ran a 4.12 40 yard dash, still considered the fastest verifiable 40 time at an NFL Combine.  A hip injury severely impaired his professional baseball career, and ended his NFL career.
Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first pick of the 1986 NFL Draft, but he opted to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals, the defending World Series champions, instead. He spent most of the season with the Memphis Chicks in the minor leagues before being called up for regular duty in 1987, where he had 22 home runs, 53 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as an outfielder for the Royals.
He began to show his true potential in 1989, when he was voted to start for the American League All-Star team, and was named the game's MVP for his play on both offense and defense. In the top of the first inning, he caught Pedro Guerrero's 2-out line drive to left-center field to save two runs. Then he led off the bottom of the first—his first All-star plate appearance—with a monstrous 448 foot home run off Rick Reuschel of the San Francisco Giants. NBC-TV announcer Vin Scully exclaimed, "Look at that one! Bo Jackson says hello!" Wade Boggs followed with his own home run, making them the first pair in All-Star history to lead off their side's first with back-to-back home runs.  In the 2nd inning, he beat out the throw on a potential double play to drive in the eventual winning run. He then stole 2nd base, making him one of two players in All-Star Game history to hit a home run and steal a base in the same game (the other is Willie Mays). Jackson finished the game with two hits in four at-bats, one run scored and two RBI.
Before Jackson finished his career in California he spent two years playing for the Chicago White Sox. It was with the White Sox that he made his only post-season appearance in the 1993 American League Championship Series, which Chicago lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games.
While with the Sox, Jackson promised his mom that once he returned from his hip replacement surgery that he would hit a home run for her. Before he could return, his mother died. In his first at bat after surgery he hit a home run to right field. Jackson had the ball engraved in his mother's tombstone.
In his eight baseball seasons, Jackson had a career batting average of .250, hit 141 home runs and had 415 RBIs, with a slugging average of .474. His best year was 1989, with his effort earning him all-star status. In '89, Bo ranked fourth in the league in both homers, with 32 and RBI, with 105.
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Duke Snider Autographed Dodger color photograph ( Item # 19483 )
Duke Snider autographed color photograph. We obtained this from an estate and were told that this autograph was obtained at a sports show in 1991. Hologram is lower left corner. We guarantee all our autographed sports items to be authentic.
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Eddie Murray Autographed COA Baseball ( Item # 39176 )
Eddie Murray Autographed Baseball with COA from B & J Collectibles dated December 8, 1997.  This ball is in excellent condition as it is wrapped in shrink wrap, sealed and comes with an acrylic cube display case as well as a Rawlings box.  
Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname "Steady Eddie". Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever to play the game. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.
Murray was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 3rd round of the 1973 amateur draft and had several successful seasons in the minor leagues. He debuted at the major league level on April 7, 1977 and played in 160 games for the Orioles in his first season. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award by batting .283, hitting 27 home runs and contributing 88 RBI.
Murray did not suffer the sophomore jinx, instead building on his successes. With the Orioles from 1977 until 1988, Murray averaged 28 home runs and 99 RBI and was a perennial candidate for the MVP award, twice finishing second in the voting. His best season was 1983 with the Orioles when he hit .306/.393/.538 with 110 RBI and a career-high 33 home runs; though a spectacular season, he finished second in the MVP voting. The Orioles also appeared in the post-season twice, in 1979 and 1983, and won the World Series in 1983. Murray's close-knit friendship with fellow Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. was highly publicized in Baltimore at the time.  The first baseman electrified home-team fans with his remarkable clutch hitting. Chants of "EDDIE-EDDIE" often reached a deafening crescendo during climactic points in a game. As is true with other extraordinary batters, Murray's likelihood of getting a hit increased when runners were on second or third base and when he had fouled off several pitches during an at-bat..
Murray was traded on December 4, 1988 to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Juan Bell, Brian Holton and Ken Howell and had three successful seasons with the Dodgers, knocking in 88, 95 and 96 runs. In 1990, Murray led the Major Leagues in hitting, but failed to win the National League batting crown.
Prior to the 1992 season, Murray signed a two-year deal with the New York Mets, for whom he played well despite playing for one of the worst teams in the major leagues. In 1993 he again drove in 100 runs, this time for the final time in his career.  From 1994 to 1997, Murray played for several teams, including the Cleveland Indians (1994–96), the Baltimore Orioles (1996–97), the Anaheim Angels (1997) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1997). Although he no longer possessed the presence at the plate he had had in the 1980s, he was a valued and still consistent contributor for these teams. Murray reached the 3,000-hit plateau as an Indian on June 30, 1995 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome with a single to right field off Minnesota Twins pitcher Mike Trombley. In the 1995 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves, Eddie won Game 3 with a single in the bottom of the eleventh inning off of Alejandro Pena to score Alvaro Espinoza. The hit made the series 2–1, in favor of Atlanta. On September 6, 1996, he hit his 500th career home run—fittingly, the home run came as a member of the Orioles, and also came exactly one year to the day that Ripken had broken Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. He retired after the 1997 season with 504 home runs, ranking him second among switch-hitters behind Mickey Mantle's 536.
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Enos Slaughter Autographed Color Photo ( Item # 19485 )
Enos Slaughter Yankees autographed color photograph. We obtained this from an estate and were informed that this autograph was obtained at a Sports show in 1991. Holgram on Lower left corner. We guarantee all of our sports items to be authentic.
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Frank Robinson Orioles Autographed Color Photo ( Item # 19484 )
A younger Frank Robinson autographed color photograph. We purchased this from an estate and were informed that this autograph was obtained at a sports show in 1991. Holgram on lower left corner. We guarantee all of our sports items to be authentic.
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Frank Thomas Autographed Baseball with COA & Stand ( Item # 18060 )
Official Major League Baseball autographed by Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox all star, former AL MVP)
The Big Hurt. Ball comes in acrylic dome on walnut base with Name Plate. We have COA.  This ball has some yellowing which isn't that noticeable under the acrylic, however, we have lowered the price from $95 to $60. 
Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. (born May 27, 1968) is a retired Major League Baseball designated hitter and first baseman.
Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s, playing for the Chicago White Sox. Broadcaster Ken Harrelson coined the nickname "The Big Hurt" for Thomas in the 1992 season.  Frank Thomas is known for his menacing home run power; he routinely swung a rusted piece of rebar (reportedly found during a renovation project in Old Comiskey Park) in the on-deck circle. Thomas played baseball and football at  Auburn University. He is part of an elite group of four players (including Mel Ott, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams) to have at least a .300 batting average, 500 home runs, 1,500 RBI, 1,000 runs and 1,500 walks in a career. He retired February 12th, 2010.  
Thomas is one of the biggest players at 6'5" and 275 pounds. In his first full season, in 1991, Thomas finished third in MVP voting with a .318 batting average, 32 home runs, 109 runs batted in as well as walking 138 times. He won the first of four Silver Slugger awards, and led the league in on-base percentage, something he would accomplish four times throughout his career. In 1993 and 1994, Thomas won back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards — the first by a White Sox since Dick Allen in 1972.
In 1994, the baseball season was shortened due to a players' strike and perhaps no one felt the sting of the strike more than Thomas, who stood poised to achieve one of baseball's most prestigious honors: the Triple Crown. Not since 1967 had any player finished the regular season first in average, home runs, and runs batted in. Thomas was contending for the honor when the strike occurred, and his numbers were good enough to earn him a second American League Most Valuable Player award. Pressed by the media to comment on his accomplishments—and his future—Thomas told the Atlanta Journal and Constitution: "I'm not into being known as the best by fans or the media. I care how I'm perceived by my peers. I can settle for the label 'one of the best' because that means you're considered an elite player." From 1991–1997, Thomas finished in the top 10 of the MVP voting every year. In 1997, Thomas won the batting title and finished third in MVP voting. He struggled over the next two seasons, but rebounded in 2000 when he hit .328 with a career-high 43 homers and 143 runs batted in. Thomas finished second in MVP voting that season, behind Jason Giambi of the Oakland Athletics. He also won the 2000 AL Comeback Player of the Year Award.
The Athletics installed Thomas as their everyday DH. He started the season slowly, but ended the season as the team leader in home runs, RBI, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage. He provided a powerful right-handed bat in the middle of the lineup for the division-leading Athletics. He had a stretch where he hit a home run in six straight games. On June 28, 2007, Thomas hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 21st player in the history of Major League Baseball to do so. It was a three-run shot off Minnesota's Carlos Silva. Thomas was ejected in the later innings of the game for arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire. On September 17, 2007, Thomas hit three home runs in his team's 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. It was the second time in his career that Thomas hit three home runs in a game, the first time also against the Red Sox, on September 15, 1996, in a Chicago White Sox loss. Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield started both games for the Red Sox, and gave up five of the six home runs Thomas hit, including all three in the first game.         On February 12, 2010, Thomas announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after not playing in the 2009 season.
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Harmon Killebrew Autographed Baseball COA 1997 HOF ( Item # 39221 )
 
Harmon Killebrew Autographed Baseball HOF Player with COA from B & J Collectibles of Lakewood, NJ.  This ball comes in an acrylic case and is in excellent condition. 
Harmon Clayton Killebrew (pronounced /ˈkɪlɨbruː/; born June 29, 1936) is a former Major League Baseball player. In a 22-year major league career, he was second only to Babe Ruth in American League home runs and retired as the career leader in home runs by a right-handed batter (the record has since been broken).   He is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, inducted in 1984.
Killebrew was a stocky 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 210 pounds (95.3 kg) hitter with a compact swing that generated tremendous power. He became one of the American League's most feared power hitters of the 1960s, belting 40 homers in a season eight times. In 1965, he helped the Twins reach the World Series, where they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had his finest season in 1969, hitting 49 home runs, driving in 140 runs, and winning the MVP Award. Killebrew led the league in home runs six times, in RBIs three times, and was named to eleven All Star teams. As a result, he was nicknamed "Killer" and was also called "Hammerin' Harmon". Killebrew never hit 50 home runs in a single season, but he did hit 49 homers in a season twice (1964, 1969). He hit the most home runs for any player in the 1960s.
With exceptional upper-body strength, Killebrew was known not just for home run frequency but also home runs of great distance, known as "tape measure homers". He hit the longest measured home runs at the ballparks in Minnesota and Baltimore, and was the first of just four batters who hit a baseball over the left field roof at Detroit.
Killebrew's batting strength was demonstrated by several "tape measure" home runs that he hit in the prime of his career.
On August 3, 1962, he was the first batter ever to hit a baseball over the left field roof at Tiger Stadium, a seldom-reached target as contrasted with the old ballpark's cozy right field area. Only three others would accomplish this feat during the next 37 seasons before the stadium was closed.
On May 24, 1964, Harmon hit the longest measured homer at Baltimore Memorial Stadium, 471 feet (144 m) to deep left center. The ball landed in the far reaches of the bleachers.  The only player to hit one completely out of the Orioles' stadium was Frank Robinson in 1966, which was reported as about 451, or about 20 feet (6.1 m) less than Killebrew's hit.
On June 3, 1967, Killebrew hit a 520-foot (160 m) home run, the longest measured home run ever hit at the Twins' Metropolitan Stadium and the longest in Twins history.  That event is commemorated at the Mall of America, which includes a plaque marking home plate, and one red-painted seat from the Met which was placed at the location and elevation of the landing spot of the home run.
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Joe Pepitone Autographed Baseball COA ( Item # 39209 )
 
Joe Pepitone Autographed Baseball with COA from B & J Collectibles Lakewood, NJ.  This balls is in excellent condition and professionally shrink wrapped right after signing.  The ball comes in a Rawlings box.
The darkness on the bottom of the baseball on the back side is a shadow. 
Joseph (Joe) Anthony Pepitone (born October 9, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder for the New York Yankees (1962-1969), Houston Astros (1970), Chicago Cubs (1970-1973) and Atlanta Braves (1973).
Yankee management believed he could handle the first base job, and before the 1963 season traded Skowron to the Dodgers. Pepitone responded, hitting .271 with 27 HR and 89 RBI. He went on to win three Gold Gloves, but in the 1963 World Series he made an infamous error. With the score tied 1-1 in the seventh inning of Game Four, he lost a routine Clete Boyer throw in the white shirtsleeves of the Los Angeles crowd, and the batter, Jim Gilliam, went all the way to third base and scored the Series-winning run on a sacrifice fly. He redeemed himself somewhat in the 1964 Series against the Cardinals with a Game 6 grand slam.
The ever-popular Pepitone remained a fixture throughout the decade, even playing center field after bad knees reduced Mickey Mantle's mobility. After the 1969 season he was traded to the Astros for Curt Blefary. Later he played for the Cubs and finished his major-league career with the Braves.
Pepitone was a member of the 1963, 1964 and 1965 American League All Star Team. He won the Gold Glove award for first basemen in 1965, 1966 and 1969.
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Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball COA ( Item # 39258 )
Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball with COA from B & J Collectibles with a date of June 21, 1997 from an inventory of balls that Mickey signed in 1995 just before he passed away.  This ball is in mint condition as it was wraped in shrink wrap immediately after signing and comes with an acrylic cube display case and also a Rawlings box.   Any blurring on the photo's of this ball is from shadows.  We guarantee our autographed balls to be authentic and if they are found to be forgeries we will refund 150% of your purchase price.
Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was a legendary American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.  He played his storied 18-year major-league professional career all for the New York Yankees, winning 3 American League MVP titles and playing in 16 All-Star games. Mantle played on 12 pennant winners and 7 World Series Championship clubs. He still holds the records for most World Series home runs (18), RBIs (40), runs (42), walks (43), extra-base hits (26), and total bases (123). He is also the career leader in walk-off home runs, with a combined 13 in regular season and post-season play (12 regular, 1 postseason).
Wearing #6, Mantle was called up to the majors on April 7, 1951, to play right field; by June, manager Casey Stengel, speaking to SPORT, stated "He's got more natural power from both sides than anybody I ever saw." Joe DiMaggio, in his final season, called Mantle, "the greatest prospect I can remember."
After a brief slump, Mantle was sent down to the Yankees' top farm team, the Kansas City Blues. However, he was not able to find the power he once had in the lower minors. Out of frustration, he called his father one day and told him, "I don't think I can play baseball anymore." Mutt drove up to Kansas City that day. When he arrived, he started packing his son's clothes and (in Mickey's memory) said, "I thought I raised a man. I see I raised a coward instead. You can come back to Oklahoma and work the mines with me."  Mantle immediately broke out of his slump, going on to hit .361 with 11 homers and 50 RBIs during his stay in Kansas City. After 40 games, he was called back to New York for good.
In his first World Series game, October 4, 1951, the Yankees were pitted against the Giantsfor what was Willie Mays's first World Series game as well.
Mantle moved to center field in 1952, replacing Joe DiMaggio, who retired at the end of the 1951 season after one year playing alongside Mantle in the Yankees outfield. Mantle played center field full-time until 1965, when he was moved to left field. His final two seasons were spent at first base. Among his many accomplishments are all-time World Series records for home runs (18), runs scored (42), and runs batted in (40).
In 1956, Mantle won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year. This was his "favorite summer," a year that saw him win the Triple Crown, leading the majors with a .353 batting average, 52 HR, and 130 RBI, and his first of three MVP awards. Mantle remains the last man to win the Major League Triple Crown by leading both leagues in all three categories. He is also the last player to win a single league Triple Crown as a switch hitter.
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Mike Schmidt Autographed Baseball COA Philadephia Phillies ( Item # 39212 )
Mike Schmidt Autographed Baseball with COA from Score Board, Inc.  This ball is in excellent condition and comes with a Rawlings Box. Signed in early 1990's.
Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire  career for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Schmidt is considered among the greatest third basemen in the history of major league baseball.  Schmidt was voted National League MVP three times, an All-Star 12 times, and received more votes than any other third baseman in 1999's Major League Baseball All-Century Team. In 1995, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Phillies drafted Schmidt in the second round of the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft with the 30th overall pick. He was signed by scout Tony Lucadello, who had followed him since Little League. He was assigned to the Phillies' farm system where he rapidly progressed, joining the Phillies in 1972. In 1973, his first full season, Schmidt batted only .196 with 136 strikeouts. He did, however, demonstrate his power potential with 18 home runs.
Schmidt had a breakout season in 1974, when he led the National League in home runs and demonstrated his prowess in the field. Over the rest of the 1970s, he excelled with bat and glove, winning two more home run titles and a succession of Gold Gloves. He helped the Phillies win three straight division titles from 1976 to 1978, the team's first post-season appearances since 1950.
Schmidt had a powerful arm and was especially adept at fielding short grounders barehanded. His 404 assists in 1974 remain a record for third basemen. He also filled in at shortstop and first base.
On June 10, 1974, Schmidt hit a pitch into a public address speaker suspended 117 feet above and 329 feet away from home plate in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The ball then fell to the field, where, by the Astrodome's ground rules, it remained in play. Since he had already started his slow home run trot, he was held to a single. Runners on first and second when the ball was hit each advanced only one base. Many experts agree the ball would have carried beyond 500 feet.
In 1976, Schmidt hit 12 home runs in Philadelphia's first 15 games, including four in one game on April 17[1], a feat accomplished only 15 times in the history of baseball. Schmidt won his first of 10 Gold Gloves that year and carried the Phillies to the 1976 NLCS, where he hit .308.
1977 was a key season in Schmidt's career. Up until then, despite his recognition in the National League as both a slugger and dynamic defensive third baseman, Schmidt's batting average had been mediocre. Now, however, he improved that average by re-vamping his hitting. Early on, Schmidt had been a dead pull-hitter, taking almost every pitch to left field. Now he adjusted his stance and swing to go with the pitch and hit to all fields. The distance of his home runs declined, but their frequency did not. And Schmidt's overall hitting became much more consistent. In one month, his batting average rose from .243 to .292. Over the next few months, Schmidt very nearly achieved his first .300 season.
In 1979, Schmidt broke the club record for home runs in a season, Chuck Klein's 43 in 1929, by mashing 45.
In 1980, Schmidt elevated his game, leading the league in home runs with 48 (by a margin of 13 over his nearest competitor), and winning the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in a unanimous vote. He broke his own team home run record, which stood for 26 years until first baseman and 2006 National League MVP Ryan Howard hit 58 home runs in 2006. The Phillies won the World Series for the first time in team history, defeating the Kansas City Royals. Schmidt, who hit two homers and drove in seven runs, was selected as World Series MVP.
In 1981, the Phillies again reached the postseason and Schmidt won his second MVP Award, setting personal highs in batting average, on-base average, and slugging average during the strike-shortened season. In 1983, in celebration of the team's 100th anniversary, Schmidt was voted by fans the greatest player in the history of the franchise. That year, he led the Phillies back to the World Series, but they were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles.
In 1985, Schmidt played primarily first base from late May through the end of the season. In 1986, Schmidt won his third MVP Award, a record for a third baseman. In 1987, Schmidt hit his career 500th home run in the ninth inning of a game in Pittsburgh, providing the winning margin in an 8-6 victory.
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Mo Vaughn Autographed Baseball with COA ( Item # 18064 )
Official League Baseball autographed by Mo Vaughn (New York Mets star, Angels, Boston Red Sox legend). This autographed ball by Mo Vaughn is mounted in plexi globe and on walnut base with inscription "Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox." Comes with COA.
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Mo Vaughn Autographed Baseball with COA & Card ( Item # 22683 )
Mo Vaughn Maurice Samuel Vaughn (Hit Dog) Bats Left, Throws Right Height 6' 1", Weight 230 lb. School Seton Hall University Debut June 27, 1991 Final Game May 2, 2003 Born December 15, 1967 in Norwalk, CT Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1989 amateur draft.
October 23, 1998: Granted Free Agency.
December 11, 1998: Signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.
December 27, 2001: Traded by the Anaheim Angels to the New York Mets for Kevin Appier.
Mo Vaugh will always be in the hearts of the Boston Red Sox fans -- a Red Sox.
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Nolan Ryan Autographed Baseball COA HOF ( Item # 16716 )
Official Major League Baseball Autographed by Nolan Ryan with COA from SSCA Sports.  This ball is in mint condition as it was wrapped with shrink wrap immediately after signing. The ball comes in an acrylic cube display case as well as the Rawlings box.  Any brownish on the ball in the photo's are shadows.  The photo of the COA will be put up shortly.  We guarantee the signature to be authentic. 
Nolan Ryan (69 World Champion New York Mets, Angels, Astros, Rangers Hall of Famer) Baseballs All Time Strikeout King, 300+ Wins, 69 Miracle Mets, got last out pitch for 1st NL Championship series victory, 7 No Hitters, The Ryan Express, Hall of FamerAll-Star in 1972-73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 85, 89 IP W-L ERA Career 5386 324-292 3.19 League CS 41.1 1-1 3.70 World Series 2.1 0-0 0.00 Baseball's all-time strikeout leader and author of a major-league record seven no-hitters, Ryan was in many ways the most remarkable pitcher ever to play the game.
He was often maligned as a ".500 pitcher" despite his high strikeout totals, and he walked over 4.5 batters per nine innings each year until 1980, his 14th major-league season. But at the age of 42, Ryan -- still overwhelming hitters with a 95-mph fastball -- reached the unbelievable milestone of 5,000 strikeouts.
 
Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. (born January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher and current president and partial owner of the Texas Rangers.  Ryan played in a major league record 27 seasons for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers, from 1966 to 1993. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.
Ryan, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, threw pitches that were regularly recorded above 100 mph (160 km/h), even past the age of 40. The media tagged him, or more specifically his pitching, as "The Ryan Express" (a reference to the 1965 film Von Ryan's Express).
While his lifetime winning percentage was a relatively pedestrian .526, Ryan was an eight-time MLB All-Star, and his 5,714 career strikeouts rank first in baseball history. He leads the runner-up, Randy Johnson, by 839 strikeouts as of October 4, 2009. Similarly, Ryan's 2,795 bases on balls lead second-place Steve Carlton by 962—walking over 50% more hitters than any other pitcher in Major League history.
Ryan is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven, three more than any other pitcher. He is tied with Bob Feller for most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. Despite the seven no-hitters he has not thrown any of baseball's perfect games.
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OHank Aaron Autographed Baseball COA HOF ( Item # 39223 )
Hank Aaron Autographed Baseball with COA from B & J Collectibles and signed on June 17, 1997.  This ball is in excellent condition with original shrink wrap still on it.  The browish color on the bottom of the back photo is a shadow and the ball is mint. 
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama) is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the years 1954 through 1976. Aaron is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In 1999, editors at The Sporting News ranked Hank Aaron fifth on their list of "Greatest Baseball Players."
After playing with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League and in the minor leagues, Aaron started his major league career in 1954. (He is the last Negro league baseball player to have played in the major leagues.)  He played 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League, and his last two years (1975–76) with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League. His most notable achievement was setting the MLB record for most career home runs. During his professional career, Aaron performed at a consistently high level for an extended period of time. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is the only player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times.  He is one of only four players to have at least seventeen seasons with 150 or more hits.  Aaron made the All-Star team every year from 1955 until 1975 and won three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. In 1957, he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award, while that same year, the Braves won the World Series, his one World Series victory during his career.
Aaron's consistency helped him to establish a number of important hitting records during his 23-year career. Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (2,297), the most career extra base hits (1,477). Hank Aaron is also in the top five for career hits with 3,771 (third) and runs with 2,174, which is tied for fourth with Babe Ruth. He also is in second place in at-bats (12,364), and in third place in games played (3,298). Aaron's nicknames include "Hammer," "Hammerin' Hank,” and "Bad Henry”.
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Pedro Martinez Autographed Baseball with COA PSADNA ( Item # 22660 )
Autographed American Leaque Baseball by Pedro Martinez.  COA from PSADNA: 1A 11675, 1999, Las Vegas. Overall this ball is in excellent condition as it has been in Acrylic case.  The ball has some very slight yellowing on it.
Full Name: Pedro Jaime Martinez Born: 10/25/1971 Birthplace: Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic Height: 5'11"   Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right College: N/A MLB Debut: 09/24/1992   2004 Highlights:   Ranked second in the American League in strikeouts, strikeouts per nine innings (9.4), third in opponents average (.238), fourth in quality starts (22), seventh in winning percentage (.640), tied for sixth in wins, eighth in home ERA (3.22) and ninth in ERA (3.90)...Finished tied for sixth in the American League in innings pitched and tied for eighth in the AL in starts (matching his career-high)...Has 2,653 career strikeouts, which ranks 19th in major league history and fifth most among active pitchers behind Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling...His .705 career winning percentage is the best in major league history among pitchers with at least 200 career decisions...Registered six double-digit strikeout games last year...He now has 99 games with 10 or more strikeouts which is fourth in major league history behind only Nolan Ryan (215), Randy Johnson (204) and Roger Clemens (108)...Recorded his 2,500th career strikeout on June 2nd at Anaheim when he fanned Casey Kotchman in the third inning...That game was also his 300th career start...Struck out 10 or more batters in three consecutive starts from August 1st-August 12th...Made his seventh career Opening Day start on April 4th at Baltimore...Went 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA (six earned runs in 28.0 innings) in four interleague starts against National League opponents...NL batters hit .179 off him...Hurled a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 triumph over the Devil Rays on August 12th at Fenway Park...Surrendered six hits, with no walks and 10 strikeouts...Has a 1.17 ERA at Shea Stadium, which is the lowest ERA among active pitchers with a minimum of 40 innings.
POST-SEASON: Went 2-1 to help lead the Red Sox to the World Series Title...Tossing 7.0 innings in Boston's, 8-3, Game Two victory over Anaheim in the ALDS and hurled 7.0 shutout frames in Game Three of the World Series at St. Louis in a game the Red Sox would win, 4-1.
 
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Steve Carlton Autographed Baseball COA HOF ( Item # 39210 )
 
Steve Carlton Autographed Baseball with COA from Sunday Shows, Inc., Milford, CT.  Sunday Shows is a professional show manager in the Milford area. This ball is in excellent condition with a COA and from a hall of famer.  The ball has some slight yellowing on a couple spots on the back but this not visible from the front sweet spot where the autograph is located and, therefore,  this ball is reduced from $60 to $35.  Ball comes with a Rawlings box.   
Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. He was affectionately known to Philadelphia fans as "Lefty". He played the most number of years for the Philadelphia Phillies, receiving his greatest acclaim as a professional and winning four Cy Young Awards. In addition, Carlton spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins.
Carlton has the second-most lifetime strikeouts of any left-handed pitcher (4th overall), and the second-most lifetime wins of any left-handed pitcher (11th overall). He was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards in a career. He held the lifetime strikeout record several times between 1982 and 1984, before his contemporary Nolan Ryan passed him. One of his most remarkable records was accounting for nearly half (46%) of his team's wins, when he won 27 games for the last-place (59-97) 1972 Phillies. He is still the last National League pitcher to win 25 or more games in one season,  as well as the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 300 innings in a season.   He also holds the record with the most career balks of any pitcher, with 90 (double the second on the all time list, Bob Welch).
Carlton debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals as a 20-year-old in 1965 and by 1967 was a regular in the Cardinals rotation. An imposing (6'4"/1.93 m) man with a hard fastball and slider, Carlton was soon known as an intimidating and dominant pitcher. Carlton enjoyed immediate success in St. Louis, posting winning records and reaching the World Series in 1967 and 1968. On September 15, 1969, Carlton struck out 19 New York Mets, while losing to the Mets, 4-3, setting the all-time modern-day record at that time for strikeouts in a nine-inning game. That season, he finished with a 17-11 record with a 2.17 ERA, second lowest in the NL, and 210 strikeouts. A contract dispute with the Cardinals made Carlton a no-show at spring training in 1970. He proceeded to go 10-19 with a 3.73 ERA, leading the NL in losses. He rebounded in 1971 by becoming a 20-game winner for the first time, going 20-9 with a 3.56 ERA.
Following a salary dispute, Cardinals owner Gussie Busch ordered Carlton traded. Eventually, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the 1972 season for pitcher Rick Wise.[5] The trade is now considered one of the most one-sided deals of the 1970s, as well as one of the worst trades in Cardinals history, and, conversely, one of the best trades in Phillies history.
In Carlton's first season with Philadelphia, he led the league in wins (27), complete games (30), strikeouts (310), and ERA (1.97), despite playing for a team whose final record was 59-97. His 1972 performance earned him the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year. His having won 46% of his team's victories is a record in modern major league history. Carlton attributed his success to his grueling training regime, which included Eastern martial arts techniques, the most famous of which was twisting his fist to the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket of rice.
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Ted Williams Autographed Baseball COA HOF ( Item # 39218 )
Ted Williams Autographed Baseball with COA from On Deck Cards & Collectibles.
This ball is in excellent condition and comes with a Rawlings box and name plate with Ted Williams engraved on it. 
Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918–July 5, 2002) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. He played 21 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot. Nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame, and The Thumper, he is widely considered one of the greatest hitters ever.
Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. He had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He is the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941, when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .551 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years.
Williams moved up to the major league Red Sox in 1939, immediately making an impact by leading the American League in RBI and finishing 4th in MVP balloting. Williams quickly became known as one of the most potent left-handed hitters in MLB. A myth that developed was that his eyes were the best in history, being able to read the words on a record album while it was spinning.
In 1941, he entered the last day of the season with a batting average of .39955. This would have been rounded up to .400, making him the first man to hit .400 since Bill Terry in 1930. Manager Joe Cronin left the decision whether to play up to him. Williams opted to play in both games of the day's doubleheader and risk falling short, explaining that "if I can't hit .400 all the way, I don't deserve it." He singled in his first at-bat, raising his average to .401, and followed it with a home run and two more hits in the first game. Williams went 2 for 3 in the second game, for a total of 6 hits in his last 8 at-bats, for a final average of .406. No player has hit .400 in a season since Williams. (Williams also hit .407 in 1953 (just 37 games), and in a six-game cameo in 1952.)
In his book, Williams acknowledges that "There was some great batting done that year [1941]" and mentions Joe DiMaggio and Cecil Travis, who hit .359. He continued, "I think, surely, to hit .400 you have to be an outstanding hitter having everything go just right, and in my case the hitter was a guy who lived to hit, who worked at it so hard he matured at the bat at a time when he was near his peak physically. The peaks met."
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Tom Glavine Autographed Photo 1995 World Series MVP ( Item # 16736 )
Classic Tom Galvine, MVP for Atlanta Braves in 1995 World Series with 2-0 record, ERA 1.29 and 11 SO's. This is a limited edtion 617 of 950 mounted on a very attractive walnut plaque and covered with plexiglas. Two holograms and only out of box for this photo from The Score Board. Mint. We have purchase receipt from the source & certificate of authenticity.
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Warren Spahn Autographed Photo ( Item # 16841 )
Full Color Autographed Photo of Warren Spahn. Mint under plastic. Warren Spahn Full Name: Warren Edward Spahn Birthdate: April 23, 1921 Buffalo, New York Hall of Fame Induction: 1973 Career Record: 363-245 Career ERA: 3.09 Career Strikeouts: 2,583. Died November 24, 2003.
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Willie Mays Autographed Baseball ( Item # 16674 )
William Mays autographed baseball. From an estate where we obtained a number of sports items. We have authenication certificates. Willie Mays ("Say Hey Kid") Full Name: Willie Howard Mays Birthdate: May 6, 1931Westfield, Alabama Hall of Fame Induction: 1979 Career Batting Average: .302 Career Hits: 3,283 Career Home Runs: 660. We have (COA) certificate of authenticity.  This is the last Willie Mays autographed baseball and we don't have a pedestal for this one. 
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Willie Mays Autographed Photo ( Item # 18079 )
Willie "Say Hey" Mays autographed browntone photo - numbered. Have certificate of authenticity. Engraved plate reads: "Willie Mays -- Making His famous 1954 World Series Catch Against Vic Wertz - Sept 29 - Polo Grounds." Willie Howard Mays. Born: May 6, 1931 at Westfield, Alabama. Played for: New York and San Francisco Giants, New York Mets. Elected to Hall of Fame by BBWAA: 1979 -- 409 votes of 432 ballots cast:94.68% Willie Mays, the "Say Hey Kid," played with enthusiasm and exuberance while excelling in all phases of the game ? hitting for average and power, fielding, throwing and baserunning. His staggering career statistics include 3,283 hits and 660 home runs. The Giants' superstar earned National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1951 and two MVP awards. He accumulated 11 Gold Gloves, played in a record-tying 24 All-Star Games and participated in four World Series. His catch of Vic Wertz' drive in the 1954 Series remains one of Baseball's most memorable moments.(Please see our web site for a second black and white Willie Mays autographed photo of "the catch".
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Willie McCovey Autographed Baseball COA HOF 86 ( Item # 39251 )
 
Willie McCovey Autographed Baseball with COA from B & J Collectibles and dated June 17, 1997.  This ball is in mint condition encased in shrink wrap right after signing and the COA is dated June 17, 1997.  This ball comes in an acrylic display case. 
Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed "Big Mac" and "Stretch", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco Giants, and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics, between 1959 and 1980. He batted and threw left-handed and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
In his Major League debut on July 30, 1959, McCovey went four-for-four against Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts en route to a .354 batting average that year, in which he won National League Rookie of the Year honors while playing in just 52 games.
Three years later, he helped the Giants to the 1962 World Series against the New York Yankees. Perhaps McCovey's best-known moment in baseball came in the bottom of the 9th of Game 7, with 2 outs and the Giants trailing 1–0. With Willie Mays on second base and Matty Alou on third, any base hit would likely have won the championship for the Giants. McCovey scorched a hard line drive that was snared by the Yankees' second baseman Bobby Richardson, ending the series with a Yankees' win. That would turn out to be the closest McCovey would get to playing on a world championship team.
McCovey spent many years at the heart of the Giants' batting order along with fellow Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays. His best year statistically was 1969 when he hit 45 home runs, had 126 RBI and batted .320 to become the National League MVP.
In the early years of Candlestick Park, the Giants home stadium, the area behind right field was open except for three small bleacher sections. When McCovey came to bat, typically those bleachers would empty as the fans positioned themselves on the flat ground hoping to catch a McCovey home run ball – anticipating the gathering of boats in McCovey Cove, a generation later, when Barry Bonds would bat.
McCovey returned to the Giants in 1977. That year, during a June 27 game against the Cincinnati Reds, he became the first player to hit two home runs in one inning twice in his career (the first was on April 12, 1973). One was a grand slam and he became the first National Leaguer to hit seventeen. At age 39, he had 28 home runs and 86 RBI and was named the Comeback Player of the Year. On June 30, 1978, at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium, McCovey hit his 500th home run, and two years later, on May 3 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, his 521st and last home run, off Scott Sanderson of the Montreal Expos. This home run gave McCovey the distinction, along with Ted Williams (with whom he was tied in home runs) and Rickey Henderson of homering in four different decades.
In his 22-year career, McCovey batted .270, with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBI, 1,229 runs scored, 2,211 hits, 353 doubles, 46 triples, a .374 on base percentage and a .515 slugging percentage.
McCovey was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986. It was his first year of eligibility and he appeared on 346 of 425 ballots cast (81.4 percent). In 1999, he ranked 56th on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Since 1980, the Giants have awarded the Willie Mac Award to honor his spirit and leadership. The inlet of San Francisco Bay beyond the right field fence of AT&T Park, historically known as China Basin, has been redubbed McCovey Cove in his honor. The Giants retired his uniform number 44, which he wore in honor of Hank Aaron, a fellow Mobile, Alabama native.
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Yogi Berra Autographed Baseball COA HOF ( Item # 39213 )
Yogi Berra Autographed Baseball with COA from Sunday Shows, Inc., of Milford, CT.  Sunday Shows if a large show promoter in the Milford Area.  This ball is in excellent condition and comes with a  Rawlings box. 
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. He played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra was one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times and one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series.
Berra is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. According to the win shares formula developed by sabermetrician Bill James, Berra is the greatest catcher of all time and the 52nd greatest non-pitching player in major-league history.  Berra, who quit school after the eighth grade,  has a tendency toward malapropism and fracturing the English language. "It ain't over till it's over" is arguably the most famous example, often quoted.
In 1942, the St. Louis Cardinals spurned Berra in favor of his boyhood best friend, Joe Garagiola. On the surface, the Cardinals seemed to think Garagiola the superior prospect—but team president Branch Rickey actually had an ulterior motive: knowing he was soon to leave St. Louis to take over the operation of the Brooklyn Dodgers and more impressed with Berra than he let on, Rickey apparently planned to hold Berra off until he could sign him for the Dodgers. The plan was ruined when the Yankees got to him first, signing him for the same $500 bonus the Cardinals offered Garagiola. Berra was assigned to the Norfolk Tars of the Class B Piedmont League, where his most memorable feat was driving in 23 runs in a doubleheader.
Following a stint in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he served as a Gunner's Mate in the D-Day invasion, Berra played minor league baseball with the Newark Bears before being called up for seven games in the major leagues in 1946 and was taught under the mentorship of Hall of Famer Bill Dickey, whose number Berra took. The following season he played 83 games for the Yankees, and he would play more than a hundred in each of the following fourteen years.
Berra appeared in fourteen World Series, winning ten championships, both of which are records. Because Berra's playing career coincided with the Yankees' most consistent period, it enabled him to establish the major league records for World Series games (75), at-bats (259), hits (71), doubles (10), singles (49), games caught (63), and catcher putouts (457). In Game 3 of the 1947 World Series, Berra hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history, off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca (who later served up Bobby Thomson's famous home run in 1951).
Berra was a fifteen-time All-Star, and won the league's MVP award three times, in 1951, 1954 and 1955. From 1950 to 1957, Berra never finished lower than 4th in the voting. He received MVP votes in fifteen consecutive seasons, tied with Barry Bonds and second only to Hank Aaron's nineteen straight seasons with MVP support. (Ted Williams also received MVP votes in every year of his career, but it was twice interrupted by military service.) Between 1949 and 1955, on a team filled with stars such as Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio, it was Berra who led the Yankees in RBI for seven consecutive seasons.
Yogi Berra was excellent at hitting poor pitches, covering all areas of the strike zone (as well as beyond) with great extension. In addition to this wide plate coverage, he also had great bat control. He was able to both swing the bat like a golf club to hit low pitches for deep home runs, and chop at high pitches for line drives. Five times, Berra had more home runs in a season than strikeouts. In 1950, Berra struck out twelve times in 597 at-bats. This combination made him a feared "clutch hitter"; rival manager Paul Richards once called Berra "the toughest man in the league in the last three innings." When asked about swinging at "bad pitches", Berra reportedly said, "If I can hit it, it's a good pitch."
As a fielder, Berra was truly outstanding. Quick, mobile, and a great handler of pitchers, Berra led all American League catchers eight times in games caught and in chances accepted, six times in double plays (a major league record), eight times in putouts, three times in assists, and once in fielding percentage. Berra left the game with the AL records for catcher putouts (8,723) and chances accepted (9,520). He was also one of only four catchers to ever field 1.000 for a season, playing 88 errorless games in 1958. He was the first catcher to leave a finger outside his glove, a style most other catchers eventually emulated.  Later in his career, he became a good defensive outfielder in Yankee Stadium's notoriously difficult left field. In June 1962, at the age of 37, Berra showed his superb physical endurance by catching an entire 22-inning, seven-hour game against the Tigers.  One of the most notable days of Berra's playing career came when he caught Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, the only no-hitter ever thrown in postseason play. The pictures of Berra leaping into Larsen's arms following the 27th out are among the sport's most memorable images.
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Cal Ripken Jr. Photo Plaque 2131 Games Record ( Item # 18080 )
Limited Edition Scoreboard Package on Cal Ripken Jr. "Baseball's Iron Man" record breaking consecutive 2131 games on September 6, 1995.
Includes:
1) Plaque with 8x10" photo and gold plate,
2) 8"x10" Color Photo with four shots and limited edition numbering,
3) Beautifully illustrated 104 page Cal Ripken Jr., Official Commemorative Baltimore Orioles Edition with many four color photo pages,
4) Facsmile enlarged Ticket -- Orioles vs. Angels,
5) Iron Men 23 KT All-Gold Foil Scuptured Trading Card "Ripken & Gehrig" with COA,
6) Cal Ripken Jr., metal trading card with "2131" and
7) Outside Pitch Exclusive Edition on Cal Ripken Jr.
This package is a baseball collectors delight and rather difficult to find as it was a limited edition offering by Scoreboard six years ago. Of course Cal retired last year with even more records. I believe this collection cost ove $300 when purchased new.


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