Derek Jeter 1993 SP Foil Upper Deck Rookie. #279. PSA 8
"Now batting for the Yankees, the shortstop, number 2, Derek Jeter... number 2"
Derek Jeter 1993 SP Foil Rookie Card - PSA 8
By far "The Captain's" most important rookie card and, moreover, the most iconic trading card of the modern-era. With Jeter's impending Hall of Fame induction in July 2021 (just months 4 months away) this blue-chip card is the perfect way to capture Jeter's value in advance to the hype. His 20-year storied career is one of the best, with individual accolades nearly every season, and of course, 5 World Series rings! With over 3,000 career hits, 5 gold gloves, and .308 postseason avg, "Mr. November" is the modern day 'Mickey Mantle' to the collecting world. His brand off the field is of equal distinction too and extremely important to note when collecting modern athletes.
The 1993 Upper Deck Foil issue is notorious for surface wear. Even pack fresh examples rarely achieve this lofty grade, due to the hyper-sensitive foil surface. Many of these cards are significantly scratched during the production process. The distinctive silver metallic surface was a novel concept in 1993, and was a huge hit with collectors. Today, nearly every modern card produced has adapted this style in some way. Simply put, if you're looking for an iconic, blue-chip card from one of the best to ever play the game, this is it!