New York, NY (PressExposure) September 14, 2011 -- Yankee fans and baseball collectors alike will be able to literally "save" a piece of history through the Mariano Rivera 602 All-time Saves Record Collection from Steiner Sports Memorabilia (http://www.steinersports.com).
Now that Sandman has entered the record books by eclipsing Trevor Hoffman's previous mark of 601 saves, Steiner has created a series of memorabilia to mark the occasion, complete with a Mariano logo, an etching of the hurler in pitching motion. The Yankee icon and sure-fire Hall of Famer amazingly recorded all of the saves with the same team - the New York Yankees. The collection will include: hand-signed photographs from the monumental achievement against the Twins at Yankee Stadium, dated September 19, 2011; a plaque with featuring a capsule of dirt taken from the Stadium mound; replica lineup card plaque featuring an actual game ticket; game used mound, bases and home plate; a 14x18 Timeline collage; signed jerseys and cleats.
Steiner is offering 3,602 hand-signed baseballs with the 602 Record logo for $199, which is $200 less than the customary Rivera autographed baseball price. In addition, collectors who purchase the ball will also receive a Stadium dirt capsule valued at $30.
"Mariano wanted as many fans as possible to participate in the collection," said Steiner Sports founder and CEO Brandon Steiner.
Steiner Sports will also handle all Rivera licensed product which will be announced shortly. For more information on the special offer or to order, fans can visit http://www.steinersports.com or call 800-759-7267.
"Mariano Rivera is a mega superstar," added Steiner. "He is one of the five most popular players right now, and the record really hasn't sunk in. We have a great pulse on the fans and collectors. It's right there with the Jeter milestone. The respect level for Mo is at the highest level. Everyone who is a fan of the game, who watches the game, or is in the game thinks he is the best in the game. Off the field, it speaks even louder: Mo is an unbelievable family guy who is involved in the community, and a great teammate. His actions speak louder than words and louder than endorsements."
The Mariano Rivera Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Mariano Rivera and his wife Clara. Its mission is to help children grow and develop in communities where these seemingly simple goals are a challenge. Over the years the foundation has provided scholarships, sponsored youth centers, as well as implemented educational programs in several churches.