May 09 2009
What is the best Derek Jeter baseball card? Many collectors believe it is one of his rookie cards but other are beginning to believe it is some of his new autograph cards. So why are the graded autograph Jeter cards picking up steam? One of the reasons is companies like Upper Deck and Topps have begun producing memorabilia cards that have been signed and numbered. When a card is individually numbered and it is a low print run it adds a ton of perceived value to the item. If people know that something is hard to find it adds excitement for collectors to own that rare item which begins to increase the value of the rare baseball card. There have been some Derek Jeter autographed memorabilia cards that have been numbered to 1. That is is correct only 1 ever made. These one of a kind items are amazing due to the fact that if someone is a die-hard Derek Jeter baseball card collector he is going to want to own this great card.
Some minor league Derek Jeter baseball cards are also becoming very valuable. They depict Jeter in his minor league uniforms while playing for the Columbus Clippers which is one of the minor league affiliates of the New York Yankees. Some of these Derek Jeter baseball cards have been signed as well. These cards are great collectors items due to the limited print run of each baseball card that has been produced. When these Derek Jeter minor league baseball cards are graded they also bring a nice premium.
Most Expensive Derek Jeter Graded Cards
The 1993 SP Derek Jeter rookie card is one of the most expensive cards that have been graded. These cards in Gem MT 10 condition have sold for over $10,000. These cards are vary hard to find in Gem MT condition which is only part of the reason they are so popular and expensive.
Another expensive card of Derek Jeter is his 1993 Upper Deck Gold rookie. These cards look much like the regular issued Upper Deck card but they are only found in factory sets. These cards have a gold hologram on the back of the card and are not easy to find in good condition. Gem 10 10 versions of this card sell for over $1,000.