New York Yankees fans are one of the toughest crowds in all of professional sports. Several great players have been unable to perform under the immense pressure placed on them by the hard-nosed Bronx patrons, but those who excelled have been immortalized.
No Major League Baseball team has a more impressive or immense history than the New York Yankees, and owning a part of that history is a dream for every fan.
Each of these gifts relates a certain portion of nostalgia from a memorable Yankees era:
New Yankee Stadium Dirt Collage
The demolition of Old Yankee Stadium was a very sensitive issue for Yankees fans, and in 2010 crews began disassembling the House that Ruth Built. When the new stadium opened, dirt was gathered from New Yankee Stadium during the inaugural season. This collage includes a photograph of the new stadium and a container of the dirt collected along with a certificate of authenticity. This product can be purchased from Steiner Sports Memorabilia.
Old Yankee Stadium Foul Pole
Fans of the older era of Yankee Baseball can purchase sections of game-used foul poles from the original Yankee Stadium. Sections of this pole have been placed in a glass display case bearing an engraved nameplate and include a certificate of authenticity from Major League Baseball. This product can be purchased from the New York Times Store.
Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball Bat
Few players have ascended to the level of “The Commerce Comet”, who is regarded as the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history. Mantle crushed some of the longest home runs in baseball history, some estimated to have traveled in excess of 550 feet. This bat commemorates some of the greatest achievements of the Yankee legend, and is numbered to 536 in honor of his career home run tally. Steiner Sports Memorabilia is selling this guaranteed authentic piece of memorabilia along with a certificate of authenticity.
Joe DiMaggio Autographed LIFE Magazine
While perhaps being remembered most for his 56-game hit streak, Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio was arguably one of the most famous men of his entire era. When Joe wasn’t catching every baseball hit to the Yankee outfield or punishing pitchers with his magnificent hitting, he was busy romancing none other than Marilyn Monroe. Steiner Sports Memorabilia offers this product and guarantees authenticity of the Yankee Clipper’s signature.
Babe Ruth Autographed Ticket Stub
Baseball would have never reached the level of popularity it has achieved if it weren’t for George Herman “Babe” Ruth. Babe was a stellar pitcher and an even more impressive hitter, smacking home runs unlike anyone had ever witnessed. Boston Red Sox fans still mourn over the loss of Ruth, despite finally overcoming “The Curse of the Bambino”. While Ruth memorabilia will never come cheap, Steiner Sports Memorabilia offers the opportunity to own the signature of the original “Sultan of Swat”.
Derek Jeter All-Time Hits Leader Plaque
For the more modern fan, Derek Jeter still gives the New York Yankees and their patrons something to be proud of. Jeter has maintained an impeccable reputation throughout his impressive career, and has led the Yankees to an impressive five World Series wins. Despite all of the legendary players who’ve worn pinstripes, Derek Jeter is the all-time hits leader for the New York Yankees. Steiner Sports Memorabilia offers fans an opportunity to immortalize the achievements of Derek Jeter with this beautiful plaque.
Mariano Rivera Authentic Yankees Road Jersey
Nicknamed “Sandman”, Mariano Rivera truly seemed to put batters to sleep with his impossible-to-hit cut fastball. Mo is the all-time leader of saves and games finished in Major League Baseball, and like Jeter, has five World Series rings to prove his accomplishments. While Rivera may have announced his retirement this year, his name will live on forever in baseball history. The Official New York Yankees Online Shop offers jerseys fore very player, including this amazing Mariano Rivera road version.
Yankees Men’s President Series Watch
For the more dapper and discerning fan, this beautiful watch goes well with anything from a polo shirt to the most conservative of suits. The watch is constructed entirely of stainless steel for durability, along with the team logo etched in platinum beneath the sapphire crystal lens. This watch is offered through the Official New York Yankees Online Shop.
Official New York Yankees Baseball Caps
While it may be a fairly common piece of attire, the traditional baseball cap is still a loved and appreciated gift by any fan. There are many different styles of caps to fit perfectly with any fan or occasion. Official Yankees Team Hats can be purchased at the Official New York Yankees Online Shop.
Yankee Stadium Tours
If the fan(s) on your list aren’t interested in material possessions, treat them to a tour of the New York Yankees Stadium. The tours last between 45 minutes to one-hour, and rates are available for individuals, groups, or even special birthday bashes. All three types of tours can be viewed and purchased on the New York Yankees official website.
ESPN.com – Can Mickey Mantle’s 565-foot homer be matched?
History.com – Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio
Baseball-Reference.com – Derek Jeter Statistics and History
Baseball-Reference.com – Mariano Rivera Statistics and History
Baseball Historian – The Curse of the Bambino