Derek Jeter Baseball Cards and Memorabilia Buying Guide

Derek Jeter Baseball Cards and Memorabilia Buying Guide

Rookie Cards

Chicks may dig the long ball but they also like good looking players on Championship-winning teams. Enter Derek Jeter. The collectibles market for the New York Yankees legend is like none other. Being the captain of multiple World Series winning teams, Derek Jeter cards and memorabilia are among the most popular of all modern players. From trading cards to autographed material, game-used items, figures and other collectibles, Derek Jeter items are a safe investment.

Jeter has rookie cards in eight mainstream 1993 sets, most of which are reasonably priced due to their high print runs. He also has a handful of highly desirable Minor League cards: 1992 Classic Four-Sport Autograph (/1125), 1992 Front Row Draft Picks Autograph (print run of 500) and 1992 Little Sun High School Prospects Autographs (print run of 250).

Derek Jeter Rookie Card Guide

1993 Bowman Derek Jeter RC #511

Jeter's 1993 Bowman Baseball is a solid mid-range pick, largely due to the brand's acceptance as a rookie card product. The shortstop is pictured in a Yankees T-shirt ready to field during a practice or warm-up.

1993 Bowman Derek Jeter RC

1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter RC #457

This is a great-looking card that is somewhat condition sensitive due to its black borders. Part of the "1st Round Draft Pick" subset, Jeter is shown from the chest up with a bat over his shoulder. His Yankee pinstripes blend in with the dark design of the card.

1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter RC

1993 Score Derek Jeter RC #489

One of the least desirable Jeter rookie cards, it's also the ugliest. Don't blame the Yankee, though, as he wasn't the one who decided the mix of horizontal and vertical bars and blocks was a good idea. Jeter tries to spice the "First Round Draft Pick" card up with a cocky smirk on his picture on the back of the card.

1993 Select Derek Jeter RC #360

It appears as though Jeter is jumping on a trampoline in this card. Definitely one of the more fun entries in Jeter's rookie portfolio, the 1993 Select card is a solid low- to mid-end option.

1993 SP Derek Jeter RC #279

The Jeter rookie to own for those who can afford it, the 1993 SP foil cards are extremely condition sensitive. As a result, graded mint and gem mint copies of the card carry a huge price tag. Not only is this the most iconic baseball card of 1993, it's one of the most recognizable of the decade.

1993 SP Derek Jeter RC

1993 Stadium Club Murphy Derek Jeter RC #117

Although the card carries the 1992 Stadium Club design and markings, it was released in 1993 and is treated as such. It carries a full-bleed photo of a scrawny Jeter posing at the park in a faux batting stance. This card has seen a fair amount of upward movement in recent months, perhaps because the card was only available in a factory set that's seen as somewhat of an oddball release.

1993 Stadium Club Murphy Derek Jeter

1993 Topps Derek Jeter RC #98

The flagship Topps set is generally regarded as a wise choice for those looking for a cheaper rookie card option. As long as Topps keeps recycling images, this card will stay in the forefront for collectors, whether they like it or not. A part of the "1992 Draft Pick" subset, Jeter is shown throwing. The background is an overhead graphic of a baseball diamond. It's nothing fancy, but it works. A Gold parallel is also available.

1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter RC #449

Another good option in the low- to mid-range is Jeter's 1993 Upper Deck rookie card. Included in the "1992 Top Prospects" subset, the card offers a little more glossy shine that its Topps counterpart. The full-bleed photo of Jeter reaching for a fly ball is one of the better pictures featured on Jeter's first cards. Collectors may also want to be on the watch for a gold hologram variation. In each case of 20 factory sets, one included gold holograms on the card backs and not the standard silver hologram. The difference is slight but it offers a great chase element to the Jeter rookie card chase.

1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter RC

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2015 Topps Finest Baseball Derek Jeter Diecut FC-10 Refractor 24 25
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Derek Jeter Short Print Team USA Refractor - Only One Made - Serial #1 1
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2007 TOPPS #40 DEREK JETER YANKEES GEORGE BUSH MICKEY MANTLE PSA 8
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DEREK JETER 2014 TOPPS HERITAGE BLACK BORDER SP HIGH #433 YANKEES Retail Only
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DEREK JETER SIGNED 1996 PINNACLE #279 ROOKIE BASEBALL CARD YANKEES JSA COA
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1995 Sp Baseball Conplete Set 1-200 Derek Jeter
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* DEREK JETER * 1999 FLAIR SHOWCASE ROW 1 SERIAL # 1500
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DEREK JETER 1995 UPPER DECK MINORS ROAD TO SHOW FUTURE STOCK ROOKIE SP BGS 9.5!
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1992 Derek Jeter Classic Draft Picks Rookie RC GEM 10 Yankees Lot (2) Bonus
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* DEREK JETER * 2013 BOWMAN BLUE BORDER INSERT PARALLEL # 500
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DEREK JETER 2015 TOPPS FINEST CAREERS DIE-CUT COMPLETE (10) CARD SET;1 PER CASE!
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1993 Topps Micro Derek Jeter #98 Rookie New York Yankees Future Hall Of Famer
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DEREK JETER 2000 UPPER DECK YANKEES Master Collection Bat #72 500 (NICE)!
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DEREK JETER 1993 FRONT ROW GOLD FOIL ROOKIE # 5,000 BGS BCCG 10 GEM SP!
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1998 FLEER SPORTS ILLUSTRATED DEREK JETER EDITOR'S CHOICE
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Autograph Guide

Derek Jeter Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

In this section, you will find examples of what an authentic Derek Jeter autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market for authenticated Derek Jeter autographs include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Cut Signature Exemplar

Derek Jeter Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Derek Jeter signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Signature is defined by numerous loops.
  2. The letter "D" is fairly defined with sharp up strokes and unclosed loop.
  3. Rest of signature is rather difficult to determine lettering.
  4. "J" in Jeter starts in the middle of the entire signature.

Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Signed Bat Pricing:

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Signed 8x10 Photo Pricing:

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DEREK JETER SIGNED 1996 PINNACLE #279 ROOKIE BASEBALL CARD YANKEES JSA COA
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BRAND NEW DEREK JETER SIGNED 2014 ALL STAR GAME TIP CAP 16X20 MLB AUTH
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Derek Jeter Mariano Rivera Yankees (2) Signed Game Used Baseballs Steiner Sports
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Derek Jeter Signed NY Yankees 16x19 Framed 8x10 1st Grand Slam Photo Steiner
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Derek Jeter & Jason Giambi Dual Signed Official MLB Baseball w JSA LOA
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Derek Jeter Signed & Engraved Career Achievments Game Model Bat Steiner Sports
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Derek Jeter Signed Yankees Last Time Through The Tunnel 16X20 Photo Steiner coa
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Derek Jeter Signed New York Yankees 8X10 NY Emblem Photo Steiner Sports coa
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Derek Jeter Signed NY Yankees 11X14 Head First Slide Photo Steiner
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Derek Jeter Signed Yankees Career Accomplishments 16x20 Photo Steiner Sports coa
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Derek Jeter Signed 1993 Upper Deck Baseball ROOKIE Card JSA Beckett Graded 10
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Derek Jeter Signed 12 x 20 Color Photo Yankee Stadium-Gorgeous-Steiner COA
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Derek Jeter Auto Signed Steiner Yankee Pinstripe Jersey 1999 WS Patch Brand New
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Derek Jeter Signed New York Yankees Sports Illustrated Magazine Steiner coa
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Derek Jeter Signed New York Yankees "00 WS MVP" OML Baseball JSA loa
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Derek Jeter Signed Autogtaphed 11x14 Photo JSA Authenticated
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Fan Shop

Derek Jeter Fan Shop Apparel and Souvenir Guide

Derek Jeter's wide ranging appeal isn't limited strictly to collectors. From casual fans to die-hard season ticket holders, there is something for everyone. The fact that Derek Jeter has spent his entire career as a Yankee makes it easy decide on the jersey, apparel or souvenir that's right for the Yankee fan on your list.

Jerseys and Apparel

Manufacturers: Majestic

Majestic has been the longtime provider of official jerseys for Major League Baseball. While other companies, like Nike and Adidas, have produced Yankee jerseys bearing Derek Jeter's name and number, they simply aren't the real deal. If you want an officially licensed replica or authentic game jersey, Majestic is the company you want.

Available in three different styles; official Batting Practice, Replica and Authentic, the Replic and Authentic jerseys come in both home and road versions. Each Majestic jersey features full twill lettering and numbering, woven laundry tag, washable hologram and MLB silhouette logo patch. The Batting Practice jersey is made of a lightweight, moisture wicking polyester and is ideal for everyday wear. The Replica jersey is perfect for any occasion and is tailored of a heavier weight polyester blend fabric, and designed with all the team and player specific details without the cost. The  Authentic On-Field jersey is designed with on-field use in mind. When you wear this jersey, you are wearing the same design worn by the pros. From the double-knit fabric and authentic MLB decoration down to the detail of the authentic locker tag, you are wearing the original.

Official MLB caps are provided by New Era and feature the same benefits as the ones the pros wear. All Authentic Game Performance 59Fifty On-Field caps are made with enhanced performance fabric for superior moisture wicking, sweatbands, and black undervisorsto reduce glare.

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Figures and Bobbleheads

With Derek Jeter being a fan favorite, in baseball's biggest market, for several years now, it shouldn't come as any surprise the number of action figures, miniatures, statues and bobbleheads he has on the market. Through the years, several companies have produced 3D liknesses of the Yankees' shortstop.

Manufacturers:  (Figures) Upper Deck, McFarlane, Danbury Mint, Salvino, Oyo, Headliners, Starting Line-up, Gracelyn - (Bobbleheads) Forever Collectibles, SGA, Bobble-Dobbles, Upper Deck

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Photographs, Prints and Posters

Wall decor in the form of photos, posters, prints, lithographs and original artwork of Derek Jeter come in a variety of sizes, framing and matting options and price points. Several companies hold rights to MLB photographic images and most come with an MLB hologram. Some of the more notable rights holders are listed below.

Rights Holders: Steiner, Highland Mint Mounted Memories

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Derek Jeter New York Yankees Captain's Patch Jersey Majestic Pinstripes MLB
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2011 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Home Jersey w 3000 Hits Patch Men's (M-2XL)
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2011 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Home Jersey w 3000 Hits Patch Men's (M-2XL)
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2011 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Home Jersey w 3000 Hits Patch Men's (M-2XL)
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2011 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Home Jersey w 3000 Hits Patch Men's (M-2XL)
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2011 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Grey Road Jersey w "3000 Hits" Patch Men's
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Derek Jeter Authentic 1999 World Series Jersey Sz: 52 W Patch & Joe D. Armband
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Majestic MLB New York Yankees Derek Jeter #2 Jersey 2XL
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2014 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Home Jersey w #2 Captain Patch Men's (XL) NEW
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Derek Jeter Majestic Authentic Jersey.Size 50.
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DEREK JETER Majestic NEW YORK YANKEES 1998 World Series Jersey - Adult Size Lg.
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Majestic Derek Jeter Authentic On Field Jersey 44
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Derek Jeter #2 Cooperstown Collection-Sewn-L-New York Yankees-3000 Hits Patch
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DEREK JETER AUTHENTIC NEW YORK YANKEES HOME 1996 WORLD SERIES JERSEY NEW
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DEREK JETER AUTHENTIC NEW YORK YANKEES HOME 1996 WORLD SERIES JERSEY NEW
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Rob Bertrand

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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

User Comments

  1. I really don’t know how and who to get rid of all my cards to ..with these tough times I really need the money and all my cards are in mint or near mint condition..I have a derek jeter 1d card with a diamond in it and a COA..and thousands more I need help ..and I am willing to pay someone to help me sell these I live 2min from Disney world ..so who and where do I turn to it is very hard to find a honest person these days I’m friends with Kyle farnsworrh and also johnny Damon and both said I’m sitting on a goldmine with all these cards and also stuff I have gotten my hands on through the years ..I was a stagehand and worked on numerous movies in Philadelphia people go nuts when I show them all of these things and cards I have accumulated through the years .like I said if there is someone who could help me I would be more than happy to come to an agreement and pay them very well to help me ..crap I would even take them to Disney world for the day ..I’m not a greedy person just going through tough times feel free to friend me on Facebook..its Chris Casnet ..thank you and sorry for this long ass letter

  2. My brother gave me a 1993 Bowman Derek Jeter Rookie card #511 that has been autographed. There is no certification or picture showing Jeter sign the card. How can I get it authenticated without having any proof.

  3. David Turner » You could send it in to PSA/DNA or JSA or have them check it over if they’re on-site at a local show.

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