The New York Yankees are historically the best team in MLB history, bar none. The team was founded as one of the AL’s eight charter franchises in 1901, and in 1913 they officially became known as the New York Yankees. What ensued was a tremendous amount of winning – the Yankees have dominated the MLB to the tune of 51 playoff appearances, 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants and 27 World Series championships. The Yankees’ establishment of consistent winning has made the franchise a beloved worldwide entity. Fans across the globe collect classic New York Yankees memorabilia because of the permanent value it retains.