Mariano Rivera

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Birthdate 11/29/1969
Death Date
Debut Year 1995
Year of Induction 2019
Teams Yankees
Position Pitcher

The 1st unanimous selection to Cooperstown, 13-time All Star & 5-time WS champ Mariano Rivera holds the MLB record for saves & games finished.

In the collection:

Mariano closes out the final game at old Yankee Stadium

Mariano closes out the final game at old Yankee Stadium

In the collection is a photo taken of the last Major League pitch in old Yankee Stadium. Fittingly Mariano Rivera is on the hill and has signed, this image adding the inscription, “Final Out 9.21.08”. Rivera was magnificent that season, posting a 1.40 ERA with 36 saves.
Rivera signs a letter of authenticity

Rivera signs a letter of authenticity

Here Mariano Rivera signs a letter of authenticity for a ball used in one of his saves in 2004. The ball itself is not in the collection. The Panamanian hurler finished in the top three in Cy Young Award voting four times. Rivera retired as the game’s all-time leader in saves (652), and games finished (952).
Autographed 1998 Donruss Mariano Rivera card

Autographed 1998 Donruss Mariano Rivera card

Imagine opening a pack and finding this autographed Mariano Rivera card inside. That’s what some what lucky collectors did in 1998. The season was kind to the Yankee closer as he went 3-0 — his only undefeated season — with 35 saves and a 1.91 ERA.

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