Derek Jeter Minor League Cards Guide

Derek Jeter Minor League Cards Guide

While his official MLB rookie cards were released in a handful of 1993 products, collectors have several Derek Jeter minor league cards to collect. These were issued between 1992 and 1994, before Jeter made his debut with the New York Yankees on May 29th, 1995.

Derek Jeter's professional career began at a time when the hobby was going through its many changes. It was transitioning from the era of junk wax where many products were over-produced to one of manufactured scarcity created by serial numbering and smaller print runs. Derek Jeter collectors can easily collect all eight of his MLB rookie cards. The bigger challenge is acquiring the numerous, pre-rookie cards from his minor league days.

Derek Jeter's first autographed cards come from this period. They can be found in 1992 Classic Four Sport, 1992 Front Row Draft Picks, and 1992 Little Sun High School Prospects.

Below is a comprehensive guide and checklist to Derek Jeter minor league baseball cards.

See also: Derek Jeter Rookie Card and Memorabilia Guide

Derek Jeter Minor League and Pre-Rookie Cards

1992 Classic Best Derek Jeter #402

1992 Classic Best Blue Bonus Derek Jeter #BC22

This card showcases Jeter in an action photo at the plate. A Blue Bonus parallel card was also produced and can command significant dollars on the secondary market due to its relatively low population report in high grade.

1992 Classic Best 402 215x300 Image  1992 Classic Best Derek Jeter BC22 211x300 Image

1992 Classic Draft Picks Derek Jeter #6

1992 Classic Draft Picks Foil Bonus #BC6 Derek Jeter

A classic Derek Jeter card, this one has him in a posed photo at shortstop. Projected as a top draft pick out of Kalamazoo High School this is one of Jeter's more common pre-rookie cards. The card has a Foil Bonus parallel that creates a bit of a chase.

1992 Classic Draft Pick 6 219x300 Image  1992 Classic Draft Picks Blue Foil BC6 Derek Jeter 214x300 Image

1992 Classic Four Sport Derek Jeter #231

1992 Classic Four Sport Gold Derek Jeter #231

This is one of the most prolific and readily available Derek Jeter minor league cards due to the excessive print run. The unflattering photo pictures Jeter throwing the ball. The set also has a Gold parallel that has 9,500 copies and one of the first Derek Jeter autograph cards.

1992 Classic Four Sport 231 Derek Jeter 212x300 Image  1992 Classic Four Sport 231 Gold Parallel Derek Jeter 213x300 Image

1992 Classic Four Sport Autograph  Derek Jeter #231 #/1125

Derek Jeter's first autographed baseball card was produced while he was still in high school. Limited to 1,125 hand-numbered copies, the card is signed in blue ink.

1992 Classic Four Sport 231 Derek Jeter Auto 214x300 Image

1992 Front Row Draft Picks Derek Jeter #55

1992 Front Row Draft Picks Gold Derek Jeter #55

1992 Front Row Draft Picks Silver Derek Jeter #55

1992 Front Row Draft Picks Derek Jeter Autograph

1992 Front Row Draft Picks Derek Jeter Promo Sheet

This card mildly resembles a 1990 Topps Baseball card and pictures Jeter in a high school year book like pose in his Kalamazoo High School uniform. The set has two parallel versions: Gold and Silver. The card part of a promo sheet. Additionally, 500 copies of the card came autographed.

1992 Front Row 55 Derek Jeter 212x300 Image  1992 Front Row Draft Picks Derek Jeter Autograph 214x300 Image

1992 Front Row 55 Derek Jeter Gold 210x300 Image  1992 Front Row 55 Derek Jeter Silver 216x300 Image

1992 Front Row 55 Derek Jeter Promo sheet Image

1992 Gulf Coast Yankees Fleer ProCards Derek Jeter #3797

Another top-notch minor league card made by Fleer under the ProCards brand, this is one of the first cards to picture Derek Jeter in New Yankee pinstripes. This card came while Jeter was a member of the Gulf Coast Yankees.

1992 Fleer ProCards Gulf Coast 211x300 Image

1992 Little Sun High School Prospects Derek Jeter #2

1992 Little Sun High School Prospects Autograph Derek Jeter

These are some of the rarest Derek Jeter cards. He actually never attended Little Sun High School. The autographed version of the card is limited to just 250 copies and is signed in black ink.

1992 Little Sun High School 2 Derek Jeter 211x300 Image  1992 Little Sun High School 2 Auto Derek Jeter 214x300 Image

1992 Upper Deck Minor League Derek Jeter #5

Derek Jeter's first Upper Deck card shows him in a throwing pose, sporting minor league pinstripes. The card is stamped with gold foil designating him as a draft pick. High-grade copies can go for decent money, typically in the $50-$100 range.

1992 Upper Deck Minors Derek Jeter 223x300 Image

1992-93 Classic C3 Derek Jeter #4

The dark blue borders of this early Jeter card are very susceptible to edge wear. Gold foil accents the front of the card. The back of the card features a write-up that describes Jeter as a "scout's dream" and "good person." It is interesting to note that the photo on the back of the card is the same one used on his 1992 Classic Four-Sport card.

1992 Classic Derek Jeter 218x300 Image

1992-93 Excel Derek Jeter #210

Made by Fleer, this is one of Jeter's better looking minor league cards. Picturing him in a posed shot from the dugout, Jeter eagerly awaits his turn on-deck. The gold name plate and manufacturer logo add a touch of class to this card of Jeter while he was with the Greensboro Hornets.  The back of the card features a close-up of a youthful Jeter, whose smiling exuberance for the game has never faded.

1992 Exel Derek Jeter 213x300 Image

1993-94 Fleer Excel Derek Jeter #106

1993-94 Fleer Excel Derek Jeter #10 League Leaders

Another Derek Jeter card manufactured by Fleer under the Excel brand, the card shows Jeter in a posed batting stance in his Greensboro Hornets uniform. He also has a League Leaders subset card on the checklist.

1993 94 Excel Derek Jeter League Leaders 212x300 Image

1993-94 Images Four Sport Sudden Impact #SI3 Derek Jeter

Featuring a full bleed, borderless photograph of Derek Jeter on the base path, this is an attractive card card of the young shortstop.

1993 94 Classic Sudden Impact 213x300 Image

1993 Classic Best Derek Jeter #91

1993 Classic Best Gold Derek Jeter #115

1993 Classic Best Autograph Derek Jeter #AU4

1993 Classic Best Promo Derek Jeter #PR1

Derek Jeter has a total of four cards in 1993 Classic Best, including an autograph. The base card and the promo card are identical on the front but have very different backs. Side-by-side comparisons can be seen below. The Gold insert has a more dynamic design with gold foil accents. Derek Jeter's 1993 Classic Best Autograph card is hand-numbered to 1,200 copies and is signed in blue Sharpie.

1993 Classic Best Jeter 211x300 Image  1993 Classic Best Jeter Gold Image

1993 Classic Best Jeter Back 213x300 Image  1993 Classic Best Jeter Promo 234x300 Image

1993 Classic Best Jeter Auto 213x300 Image

1993 Front Row Gold Collection Derek Jeter #2

This card features premium photography and gold accents. A full-bleed photo of Jeter against a landscape background and deep blue sky make this a visually striking card.

1993 Front Row Derek Jeter 211x300 Image

1993 Greensboro Hornets Fleer ProCards Derek Jeter #893

This Derek Jeter card is part of the Greensboro Hornets Team Set. Manufactured by Fleer for ProCards, it shows Jeter in a posed batting stance.

1993 Fleer ProCards Derek Jeter 216x300 Image

1994 Action Packed Derek Jeter #43

In trademark Action Packed fashion, this is the only Derek Jeter minor league card that's embossed. While certainly a gimmick, it makes the card distinct. Like other Action Packed cards, this set was produced with rounded corners.

1994 Action Packed Derek Jeter 212x300 Image

 1994 Classic Best Derek Jeter #1

1994 Classic Best Cream of the Crop Derek Jeter #C17

1994 Classic Best Gold Derek Jeter #SH3

1994 Classic Best Illustrated Acetate Derek Jeter #SH3

Derek Jeter has four cards in 1994 Classic Best. The base card is straightforward, picturing the shortstop in his Tampa Bay Yankees road uniform. The Cream of the Crop insert has a muted background and stark color contrast. Jeter's image appears to pop off the card. The Illustrated Acetate insert has neat artwork. It's done from a perspective where it looks like he's diving off the card. There's also a Gold insert that has another crisp shot.

1994 Classic Best Gold Derek Jeter 211x300 Image  1994 Classic Best Derek Jeter 219x300 Image

1994 Classic best Derek Jeter Base 211x300 Image  1994 Classic Best Cream of the Crop 210x300 Image

1994 Upper Deck Minor League Derek Jeter #185

By now, everyone in the hobby knew Derek Jeter was going to make it to the show at anytime. This card by Upper Deck, which has a design that's very similar to the regular 1994 Upper Deck Baseball set, seems to reflect the fact that he arrived.

1994 Upper Deck Minors Derek Jeter 213x300 Image

 1995 Upper Deck Minor League Derek Jeter #1

When 1995 rolled around, collectors were more interested in Derek Jeter cards showing him with the Yankees. This particular card, although nice, is probably best suited for completists.

1995 Upper Deck Minors Top Prospects 211x300 Image

Derek Jeter would continue to have occasional minor league cards produced in 1995, usually as a tribute or promotion for one of his past teams. He also has some fully licensed prospect cards that collectors sometimes treat as rookie cards. You can shop for some of them here.

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LOT of 25 1993 Reprint DEREK JETER ROOKIE Cards NEW YORK YANKEES
$9.99
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1992 Little Sun High School Set #2,020 of 3,000 * Missing Derek Jeter *
$24.95
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1992 Classic Best Factory Update Set w Derek Jeter Rookie GCL Yankees
$16.99
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1992 Front Row Draft Picks Derek Jeter New York Yankees #55 Baseball Card
$5.52
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Derek Jeter 1992 Classic Draft Picks Foil #BC6 Yankees Legendary Infielder
$9.99
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1993 derek Jeter top prospect rookie
$10.00
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1992 Classic 4 Sport #231 DEREK JETER RC Gem Mint -10 (Yankees)
$24.95
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1993-94 Fleer Excel Derek Jeter Minor League Card #106
$15.00
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1992 Classic Best Blue Bonus Derek Jeter New York Yankees #BC22 Baseball Card
$10.00
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1992 Classic Draft Picks Foil Bonus #BC6 Derek Jeter
$25.00
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1992 CLASSIC BEST DEREK JETER BLUE FOIL #BC22 RC
$14.99
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1992 Front Row #55 Derek Jeter Draft Pick
$7.22
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High Grade Lot of (12) 1992 Classic Four Sport RC Derek Jeter yankees #231 (KCR)
$9.00
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1993 UpperDeck Derek Jeter(New York Yankees)#449 RC!
$7.50
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1992 Derek Jeter Draft Pick #98
$500.00
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DEREK JETER GRADED-10 ROOKIE CARD, 1992 CLASSIC DRAFT PICKS #6 BECKETT GRADED
$34.99
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User Comments

  1. Hello. I have a collection of Derek Jeter demo, high school, minor, and rookie cards that number 108 at the moment. I know of 3 cards that I do not have as they are out of my reach financially at this time. My question is this: Is there a formal list of Jeter cards 92-96 out there that I can obtain so I may compare my collection and see what, if any I have missed?
    Please advise…….Thank you for your time in answering my question……Philip

  2. how many jeter little sun cards have been graded psa 10?

  3. I have 2 PSA graded at 9

  4. my PC has 2 sun HS graded by PSA at 9….none at 10 at the moment……

  5. i have a psa 10 jeter little sun just want to know what the pop is ?

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