Two major exhibits in the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America include more than 80 historic pieces of game-used equipment, vintage baseball cards and other important memorabilia from the fabled sports collection of Marshall Fogel of Denver, Colorado. He also has provided over 40 photos of iconic moments in the history of the team for exhibits that honor Lou Gehrig and the legendary “Subway Series” of games between the Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Mets.
“Twenty-three of the cards he loaned for the exhibits are PSA-certified, including high-grade Cracker Jack, Play Ball and Goudey cards,” said Joe Orlando, President of Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com).
Opened in April 2009, the Yankees Museum has become a “must see” for fans. Located on the Main Level near Gate 6 of Yankee Stadium, it is open on game days from the time the stadium gates open until the end of the eighth inning. On non-game days, visitors can enjoy the museum part of the Yankee Stadium tours.
“The items on display at the Yankees Museum tell a story. They’re beautiful, tangible pieces of history that created the magic of the team and the game,” said Brian Richards, the museum’s curator.
Among the cards on display from Fogel’s collection are John McGraw 1915 Cracker Jack graded PSA 8; Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey PSA 8; Joe DiMaggio 1938 Goudey PSA 8; Jackie Robinson 1954 Topps PSA 9; and Yogi Berra 1954 Topps PSA 9.
Equipment exhibited from Fogel’s collection include several pieces of Yankee Stadium memorabilia including a baseball from Don Larsen’s perfect 1956 World Series game signed by Larsen and Sal Maglie; and game-used bats of Casey Stengel, Monte Irvin and Ross Youngs.
Memorabilia includes the inscribed 1936 MVP Award pocket watch given to Lou Gehrig by The Sporting News; 1936 World Series tickets autographed by Joe DiMaggio; a ticket to Game 5 of the 1956 World Series in which Larsen tossed a perfect game; and various scorecards and programs, souvenir and stadium pins, ribbons, pennants, magazines and yearbooks.
“To be selected as one of the primary exhibitors of valuable baseball history items that hundreds of thousands of fans can view and enjoy is one of the many rewards I’ve had in preserving artifacts of our national pastime,” said Fogel.