MEARS Auction #125, Ends Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 10:00 PM CST W/30-Minute Rule In Effect
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/4/2019
1950s Yogi Berra New York Yankees Game Worn Catcher’s Mitt (MEARS LOA)

Offered is one of the finest examples of “the Tool of Ignorance” offered in quite some time. The tool, or catcher’s mitt, was owned, worn, and used by Yogi Berra during the 1950s, the height of the New York Yankees dynasty. During the decade the glove was worn by Berra, the Yankees won an amazing 8 pennants and even more impressive 6 World Championships. It is with absolute certainty this glove help Berra captain the team during the historic stretch.

A physical examination of the glove shows that “Larry Yogi Berra” is stamped on the heel of the glove. The glove itself manufactured from top grade leather, has a conventional back, 2 piece standard web, palm flex hinge, and the standard Spalding label. The glove is consistent with other examples that have been documented to have been worn by Berra.

The glove shows heavy game wear, and the outer laces appears to have been replaced at some point. On the outside of the pocket, “BERRA” has been punched in neatly applied lettering. His retired number “8” appears on the outside thumb.

The glove was gifted by our consignor who received it from a gentleman named Richard Meltz who tried out for the team and was provided this glove during his time as the organizations future catcher. An injury ended his dream, but the glove served as a testament to his time in the Yankees organization. Glove is fresh to the hobby and has been stored since being gifted to Meltz. A very fine example of a documented Yogi Berra game worn glove. LOA Troy R. Kinunen / MEARS
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $18,678
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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