Since the youth potion was never made, Derek Jeter did as I expected him to do this season or next, announced his retirement on Wednesday for the conclusion of the 2014 season.
I am still in shock that this will be the final season I will get to watch one of my favorites don the number 2 in pinstripes. I will say it outright, he will be missed for sure. He was a great example on and off the field and someone many of the new short stops in the league look up to as an example. He will certainly be a first ballot Hall Of Famer when eligible. That's a no brainier.
With all of that being said, It has been a fun ride watching him along the way with 5 World Series rings, 13 All Star game appearances, and many memorable plays including "the flip" against the A's and the dive into the stands against the rival Red Sox.
So I thought in dedication of his announcement of his final season in 2014, I would show off the new 2014 Jeters I have so far this season. It's not much, but with only one release so far, it's a good start.
I look forward to adding to these as the season goes on. Maybe even show more off as well as I get them. My favorite 2014 addition so far is the Super Veteran card. I like the design and the color fade from his past picture to his present.
Whether you are a Yankee fan or not, you have got to appreciate everything Derek Jeter brought to baseball. I would love to hear your favorite moment or two as there are many to choose from. I know mine was "the flip".
I wish Derek great health and good luck on this season and hopefully he will be bringing home World Series ring #6 to finish up an amazing career.