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    1952 Topps Yogi Berra #191 SGC Mint 9 - Pop One, None Higher. Yes, the man born as Lorenzo Pietro Berra has a cute nickname. And Yogi's famous sayings are quoted every day. And Yogi Bear was a TV character whose name reminds viewers of you know whom. And the 5'7" Yogi didn't look like the classic Yankee, a strapping slugger with chiseled good looks. But when you forget all the fun stuff about Berra, and look at his accomplishments, Berra was a superb player. In 1951, Yogi won the AL MVP, batting .294, hitting 27 homers, and having 88 RBI. He also won the American League MVP in '54, and '55. Yogi played on 10 World Series champs, the most in history, and on most of those teams Yogi was the regular catcher, which meant he handled the pitching staff and ran the defense. He set a record for catching 148 consecutive games without an error. There one perfect game in World Series history was pitched by Don Larson in 1956, and calling and catching the pitches? Of course, Yogi. Lifetime, the 18-time All-Star batted .285 with 358 homers. After Yogi's retirement as a player, he coached and managed, and as a manager he won a pennant in each league, for the Yankees and the Mets.

    The 1952 Topps set is one of the most desired issues in the hobby. Topps escalated its burgeoning card war with Bowman as Topps went from 52 cards in '51 to 407 in '52. The 1952 Topps issue changed the face of card collecting, literally and figuratively. Instead of a black-and-white photo, the '52 Topps cards now included a colorized photo. Topps also added colorful team logos, and included a facsimile player signature. Very rare in high grade. Graded SGC Mint 9. This is the one and only MINT example in a SGC holder!


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