It looks almost like it did 55 years ago, when Yogi Berra jumped into Don Larsen’s arms after the first and only World Series perfect game. Now, the jersey he was wearing that day is on display…and we know who bought it at auction last year.
Dr. Richard Angrist, who owns some of the best baseball artifacts in existence, purchased the pinstriped relic for $564,930 after it was consigned to Grey Flannel Auctions and sold nearly fourteen months ago.
The jersey had been consigned by Ron Stevenot, who got it during a Yankee Stadium tryout in 1959.
Stevenot’s minor league career was a short one, but he hung onto the Berra jersey for more than 50 years, finally bringing it out to see what it might be worth.
While it was just another hand-me-down in the 1950s, it’ll now be the centerpiece of a newly renovated Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center display.
Berra, Angrist and museum officials were on hand at the official unveiling Wednesday:
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