|Mariano Rivera is arguably the greatest closing pitcher to ever play the game of baseball. On September 19, 2011, Mariano Rivera became the all-time saves leader in MLB history, recording his 602nd career save, passing Trevor Hoffman for sole possession of first place. Rivera has led the majors 3 times in saves in 1999 (45) 2001 (50) and 2004 (53). Rivera has recorded at least 30 saves in every season since 1997. Rivera is a five time World Series Champion and was awarded the 1999 WS MVP award and the 2003 ALCS MVP award. This Mariano Rivera autograph is guaranteed authentic and includes a Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity and an accompanying tamper-evident Steiner Hologram. "The Steiner Seal Means It's Real." Steiner Sports is the Official Memorabilia Partner of Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees.