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Yogi Berra's 1953 World Series Ring Fetches $159,720 at Auction

"His ’53 championship ring is a real collector’s item because it has a diamond 'Five’ on it," Dale Berra said of his father's memorabilia

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    Yogi Berra, New York Mets coach, is shown in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 1965.

    Historic baseball memorabilia from Yankees great Yogi Berra sold for $493,855 during an online auction, including $159,720 for his 1953 World Series championship ring, according to an auction house.

    Steiner Sports said Tuesday that Berra's 1972 Hall of Fame induction ring sold for $90,000, a game-worn 1961 World Series jersey for $71,874 and his Hall induction plaque for $36,300.

    In all, 81 Berra lots were sold from the Hall of Famer’s storied career.

    "His ’53 championship ring is a real collector’s item because it has a diamond 'Five’ on it," Yogi Berra's son Dale Berra told the New York Post when the auction was announced last month. “It was given to the few players like dad and Phil Rizzuto who had won five World Series in a row. That’s a very special piece.”

    According to Berra, his father wore the ring on his pinky every day. 

    The catcher died in September 2015 at age 90.

    The auction ran from Sept. 13 through Monday. Prices include commission.