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    1979 Yogi Berra Game Worn New York Yankees Coach's Jersey with Munson Memorial Band, MEARS A9 -- Photo Matched. Sabermetrics calculates him to be the greatest catcher of all time, and his thirteen World Championship rings, including a record ten as a player, commemorate a record as untouchable as any in the sport. Berra was notorious for being one of the toughest outs in the Major Leagues when at the plate, five times recording more home runs than strikeouts in a season. But in his defensive role Berra was arguably even better, topping the Junior Circuit eight times in putouts as catcher, three times in assists, and once in fielding percentage.

    Pinstriped garments from Yogi's playing days today command six-figure prices, leaving this coach's shirt an attractive alternative. Other than its knit construction, the style is effectively identical to all worn by the legendary catcher during his prime, featuring the classic "NY" over the heart and retired number "8" on verso. The left sleeve band links the garment to another beloved Bronx backstop, Thurman Munson, who perished in the cockpit of his airplane in August 1979. The experts at MEARS believe this band is a replacement of the original, the only point lost in the otherwise perfect rating. Interior collar holds embroidered "Berra 79 1" swatch, while tail is tagged "Wilson [size] 44." Strong wear evident. Photo matched to Getty Image #50950357 LOA from MEARS, A9. LOA from Resolution Photomatching. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    August, 2017
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