Own a Piece of the Yogi Berra Museum

Perhaps you don’t have a legendary blue seat from the old Yankee Stadium on display in your living room (or do you?), but maybe you’d be interested in owning a piece of Yogi Berra’s Montclair museum.

This weekend, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is having a renovations sale, giving baseball lovers the chance to buy items such as classic baseball photos, posters and displays from the old museum, including this photo of the 1936 Yankee greats Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Lazzeri. Prices on items will range from $5 to $150. There will also be hundreds of Yankee baseball cards of past and present players and the museum’s latest item — rubber museum wristbands engraved with a famous Yogi-ism for $2 each.

The museum is currently closed to the public for major renovations and is scheduled to reopen early this spring with a new exhibition space. The sale will be held in the recently completed atrium on Saturday Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baristanet has one of the classic baseball posters to give to the first person who correctly answers the Yankee trivia question below as a comment (no emails please). The question comes directly from Dave Kaplan, Director of the Yogi Berra Museum:

QUESTION: Alex Rodriguez has three times as many strikeouts as home runs during his career. How many times did Yogi Berra have more home runs than strikeouts in a single season?

The winner will be able to pick up their prize any time during the sale.

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center (on the campus of Montclair State University)
8 Quarry Road
Little Falls

And because opening day is around the corner, here’s a tip of the hat to all you folks who’ve got Yankees fever:

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  1. Yogi wasn’t easy to strike out. When I was a kid, I saw him hit a home run against Baltimore to win the game, 1-0. The pitch was so low that it looked like the ball bounced on home plate before he hit it.

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