Derek Jeter 1993 Rookie Baseball Cards

When Derek Jeter collected his career 3,000th career hit, he wrote his ticket into the hall of fame. On July 9th, 2011 Jeter drove a David Price fastball deep into the left center field seats for his 3,000th career hit. Derek was only the second player in major league baseball history to homer for the milestone, Wade Boggs being the other. Jeter ended up going 5 for 5 that day, including driving in the winning run. Talk about a fantastic day!

Once this milestone was achieved, the value of Derek Jeter's rookie baseball cards have gone up, and will continue to skyrocket as he most surely enters the hall of fame his first year of eligibility. In the New York Yankees rich and storied franchise history, he is the first yankee to get 3,000 hits. He is a true leader on and off the field, and a terrific role model.

Besides his 3,000 hit milestone, Derek Jeter is also known for his heads up defensive play. Who could not forget the now famous 'flip' play against the Oakland Athletics in the 2001 ALCS which cut down the winning run for the A's.

There is no doubt Derek will be in the hall of fame, and his number two will be retired, along with a plaque in monument park. Derek Jeter will truly go down as one of the Yankee all time greats. Is he the greatest Yankee? Well he is the all time Yankee hits leader, time will tell.

Derek Jeter's most popular rookie cards are made by the companies Topps and Upper Deck.

1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter Rookie Card

Current book value is between 25 to 35 dollars, depending on the condition of the card. Professionally graded cards can go for much more, but remember some grading services can charge up to ten dollars just to grade your card, and you will need to ship it to them if you do not happen to be local.

Derek Jeter Topps Baseball Card

This is the 1993 Topps Jeter Rookie Card. Value varies between 15 to 25 dollars, again depending upon condition of the card. Either one of these Jeter rookie cards would be a terrific investment, and you should pick them up while the price is still very reasonable.

1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Edition

This is the cream of the crop for a Derek Jeter rookie card, its a special edition foil card that is very hard to come by. 75 to 100 dollar value for this card.

Source by Tim Chirillo

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