Auburn man displays extensive Yankees memorabilia collection
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:03:24 GMT —
Frank Mancuso, of Auburn, has been collecting New York Yankees memorabilia his entire life.
His carefully curated collection of more than 1,000 items includes several dozen signed pictures and more than 100 signed baseballs. All his signatures were obtained in person; no autographs were purchased online.
Mancuso said all his family members are Yankees fans, fostering his early love for the team, which started with his first game at four-years-old.
Mancuso's more ecclectic items in his collection include a Clark Bar, still in its packaging, featuring Reggie Jackson; Yankees napkins, sugar packets and drink umbrellas; and a pair of Derek Jeter's game-used pants.
Among Mancuso's favorite items are his three World Series rings and one Yankees team ring.
His oldest items are a pair of seats from Yankee Stadium dating back to 1947.
With a collection so extensive, Mancuso has a difficult time finding items he does not already own.
"I have a lot of stuff," Mancuso admits. "I go to [trade] shows and they ask, 'What are you looking for?'" Mancuso says he's just searching for "something I don't have."
Despite a bit of trouble finding new items, Mancuso says he is still growing his collection. He is now raising his two young children to be Yankees fans, passing on the pinstripe tradition to a new generation.