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There are few players in baseball as iconic as Yogi Berra. From his memorable time with the New York Yankees to his numerous records and achievements, Berra's impact on the sport is undeniable.

It was on July 11, 1955, that Yogi Berra graced the cover of Sports Illustrated for the first time. The issue, titled "All-Star Game Preview," showcased the talent and charisma of this extraordinary player. With a CGC grading of 8.5, and only five copies graded higher, this copy is a fantastic addition to anyone’s collection.

The Yankees recognized his talent by retiring his uniform number 8 in 1972, a testament to his impact on the team and the sport as a whole. One of his most memorable moments came during the 1956 World Series when he caught Don Larsen's perfect game in game five. It was a historic achievement that solidified Berra's place in baseball history.

Throughout his 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), Berra showcased his skills and leadership. With all but his final season spent with the Yankees, he became a fixture in the team's success. Berra's 18 All-Star appearances and 10 World Series championships as a player set him apart from his peers, making him one of the most decorated players in MLB history.

Berra's offensive prowess was equally noteworthy. He boasted a career batting average of .285 and hit an impressive 358 home runs, with 1,430 runs batted in. His three American League MVP Awards place him in the company of only five other players who have achieved this feat.

In recognition of his exceptional career, Berra was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. This prestigious honor solidified his status as a true legend of the game, forever etching his name in baseball immortality.

Yogi Berra's legacy extends far beyond his accomplishments on the field. His wit and wisdom endeared him to fans and made him a beloved figure in popular culture. With memorable quotes like "It ain't over 'til it's over," Berra's personality added another layer to his iconic status.

July 11, 1955 Sports Illustrated Yogi Berra First Cover ("All-Star Game Preview") – CGC 8.5
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