Yogi Berra autograph cards by the numbers

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2003 SP Authentic Chirography Yogi Berra

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

You don’t become one of the most beloved figures in sports by accident. And even if you could, it would take a lot of little accidents to be embraced like Yogi Berra was. He was a man who loved baseball. All the stories you hear about him, he seemed to enjoy life for all its quirks as well.

From a hobby perspective, you can see that love come across in the popularity of Yogi Berra cards. He might not carry the same values as some other Yankee greats, but does that really matter. Give virtually anyone familiar with baseball a Yogi Berra card and they’ll likely smile. Even if they loath the Yankees, it’s tough to do the same for Berra.

In recent years, Berra made himself available in the hobby. He has more than 1,000 different autograph cards, virtually all of which were signed after his 70th birthday. And they’re legible, too. Berra doesn’t have the most eloquent signature but it’s certainly more than the single squiggles that a lot of today’s players seem to have.

We’ve compiled some stats about Yogi Berra autograph cards as well as highlighted eight notable and relatively available cards.

Yogi Berra Autograph Card Stats

Stats reflect cards cataloged in the Beckett database as of September, 2015. You can find a full checklist and price guide of Yogi Berra autograph cards in the Beckett database.

  • Total Certified Autograph Cards: 1,036
  • Oldest Certified Autograph: 1983 ASA
  • Last Certified Autograph (excluding cut signatures): 2014 Panini Classics
  • Last On-Card Autographs: 2013 Panini Cooperstown

By manufacturer:

  • Topps – 449
  • Upper Deck – 273
  • Donruss Playoff – 163
  • Panini America – 64
  • Fleer – 48

Other details:

  • On-Card Autographs – 252
  • Dual-Autograph Cards – 61
  • Triple-Autograph Cards – 46

8 Yogi Berra Autograph Cards That Won’t Break the Bank

1997 Donruss Signature Significant Signatures Yogi Berra

1997 Donruss Signature Series Significant Signatures Yogi Berra

1998 Donruss Signature Significant Signatures Yogi Berra /2000

1998 Donruss Signatures Series Significant Sigantures Yogi Berra

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Epic Signatures Yogi Berra

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Epic Signatures Yogi Berra

2001 Greats of the Game Autographs Yogi Berra

2001 Fleer Greats of the Game Yogi Berra Autographs

2002 Bowman Heritage 1954 Reprints Autographs Yogi Berra

2002 Bowman Heritage 1942 Reprint Autographs Yogi Berra

2003 SP Authentic Chirography Yankees Stars Yogi Berra /320

2003 SP Authentic Chirography Yogi Berra

2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series Pride of New York Autographs Yogi Berra

2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series Pride of New York Autographs Yogi Berra

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs Yogi Berra

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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2 comments

  1. Steve-Dood 23 September, 2015 at 22:34

    My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Berra family. Baseball, and the world, lost an iconic person on Tuesday.

    R.I.P.

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