Yankees World Series 2009 Baseball Figures!

I’ve been collecting action figures since I was a kid. I started out with Batman, expanded into the DC universe and would later go into a number of fandoms from Hellboy to Pirates of the Caribbean to Legacy of Kain. One thing, though, that I never understood was the passionate love for figures of athletes. Never a sports fan, I always thought it seemed strange to collect figures of real people: what was the charm in having something smaller than life without any fantastic elements at all?

Clearly, I was mistaken. As I would later learn, sports figures are among the most popular out there and are well on their way to totally replacing trading cards. Who knew? Over in our sports section, you can check out MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL figures from the folks at McFarlane. But first, here’s an item we just added to CmdStore…

The New York Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, the most in Major League Baseball history! McFarlane Toys is proud to commemorate this historic achievement with a World Series Champions Yankee 4-Pack Boxed Set.

This boxed set honors the Yankees “Core Four” — Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera — for winning five World Series titles with the New York Yankees between 1996 and 2009. Each player played a significant role in bringing home the title for the Yankees. Catcher Jorge Posada batted .333 during the 1998 World Series and blasted a home run in Game 2. Pitcher Mariano Rivera was the 1999 World Series MVP. Derek Jeter won the 2000 World Series MVP after batting .409, hitting two home runs, a triple and two doubles during the five game contest. Finally, Pitcher Andy Pettitte had the unique distinction of picking up the clinching win in all three rounds of the 2009 postseason.