Rare Derek Jeter 2004 Opening Day Game Used & Signed Hat, Photo Match. Steiner
The Captain, #2... Game Worn Hat!
He’s the most beloved Yankee since Mickey Mantle, and despite being a modern player, collectors never miss an opportunity to own a unique signed item… especially one that is game-worn. Offered here is a Derek Jeter game-worn and signed hat from 2004!
Derek Jeter wore this exact hat for the first five home games of the ‘04 season against the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees won three of those five games and, of course, the Captain went 6-21 at the plate with a double, two stolen bases, and two runs scored. In the field, while wearing this hat, he turned four double-plays!
Most importantly, we have photo matched those five game and there are multiple images from the homestand that feature the Hall of Fame shortstop in this exact hat.
In addition to the photo matching, the hat matches Jeter’s specifications and features good use, with sweat marks on the inside. Jeter has signed the bill of the cap in silver marker to contrast perfectly off the Yankee Blue, and his #2 is written on the underside of the bill as well!
While the Yankees were one game short of clinching the American League Pennant, they did win the American League East in 2004, and Jeter was named an All-Star and won a Gold Glove. Of course, the 2004 season featured one of the most iconic moments in Jeter’s career, when he made a diving catch into the stands against the Red Sox in an extra inning game. The play is commonly referred to as “The Dive.”
The game-worn and signed hat comes with a Certificate and Letter of Authenticity from Steiner that has also been signed by Derek Jeter!