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Yogi Berra


Hall of Famer Lawrence "Yogi" Berra won 3 MVPs, was selected to 18 All-Star games, and won 10 World Series championships as a player—more than any other player in MLB history. He holds the all-time record for shutouts caught, with 173. He was a gunner's mate in the Normandy landings during World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart. Berra was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously by President Barack Obama. Wow - just wow.

The rest of this post includes Yogi-isms, one for each card of Yogi that I have shown here. 

2007 National Baseball Hall of Fame Postcard.
“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

1973 Topps card #257.
“It’s deja vu all over again.” Said after Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris hit back-to-back home runs during the 1961 season.

1974 Topps card #179.

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
1975 Topps card #421.
“Never answer an anonymous letter.”
1980-87 SSPC HOF card #127.
“I didn’t really say everything I said.”
1981 Donruss card #351.
“You can observe a lot by watching.”
1982 Donruss card #387.
“The future ain’t what it used to be.”
1982 Cramer Baseball Legends, Series 3, card #67 of 90.
“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
1982 Renata Galasso 1961 World Champions New York Yankees card #2.
“If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”
1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes card #24.
“Pair up in threes.”
1987 Hygrade All-Time Greats, #NNO.
“We were overwhelming underdogs.” Regarding reminiscing about the 1969 Amazing Mets.
1987 Topps card #531.
“Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.”
1984 Topps card #13T.
“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”
1988 Pacific card #53.
“It gets late early out there.”
1987 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Teams 1961 New York Yankees, card #6-1961.
“We made too many wrong mistakes.”

1990 Impell/Swell Baseball Greats card #8.
“I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Regarding uttered was during “Yogi Berra Night.” 
1991 JBC/Collect-A-Books, Book #35 of 36.
“I usually take a two hour nap from one to four.”
1991 Kellogg's/Sportflics. card #11 of 15.
"Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical."
1991 SmithKline Beecham They're All All-Stars, card #11 of 18.
"A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore."
1992 Hi-Pro Action Packed, card #1.
"Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours." This is one of my all-time favorites!
1992 DowBrands/Ziploc, card #10.
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six."
1994 Upper Deck The Ken Burns Special, card #62.
"You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you."
2004 Upper Deck Yankees Classics, card #70.
"Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting."
2005 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts, card #90.
"How can you think and hit at the same time?"
2001 Fleer Greats of the Game, card #73.
"We have deep depth."
2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts, card #59.
"He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious."
2010 Topps History of the World Series, card #HWS13.
"It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much."
2010 Topps- Turkey Red, card #TR83.
"I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five."
2012 Topps Gypsy Queen, card #293.
"So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face."

Yogi Berra was an American treasure.

Hope you enjoyed. Stay well.
CinciCuse Bill

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