Monday, March 20, 2017

Collectin' Jeets:1998 Upper Deck Retro

I thought another fun segment on this blog would be to showcase a few more of my Yankee cards as I know the blogosphere is loaded with baseball and baseball card fanatics.

One of my bigger Yankee collections player-wise, is of one of my favorite Yanks all-time. Makes sense doesn't it?

Mr. Derek Jeter!

So inside of this binder like the Griffey one I have, I found these once at a dollar store so couldn't go wrong, are all of my Jeters. Currently I sit at 227 different ones. Not a huge collection,but a fairly decent one.


 
I have backed off Jeter chasing in the past 10 years due to the cost of his cards. They are not cheap. I also had to make the decision on that when I decided to get back to Collectin' Griffey again a few years ago. Even though Jeter played for my team vs Griffey who never did, I still liked Griffey a bit more and had a much more significant collection of him so I stayed with him. However, when I pull a Jeter or see a cheap one or can trade for one, I will definitely make a move.
 
Today's kickoff to this new segment features a card from 1998 UD Retro. A product that had both a retro look and feel. One you could also after busting a box pack your lunch in. That's right, the boxes of the product were metal lunch boxes. Pretty cool. I own one of the Griffey versions but not the Jeter. Maybe a future chase.

Jeter was base card #67 in the set and featured a photo of him finishing off one of his signature swings. I like the card because it's a sharp photo and seeing the pinstripes showing some dirt from possibly from one of his amazing diving plays.
 
Thoughts on this new segment and today's card are welcomed in comments!

2 comments:

  1. Just don't mistype and say you're collecting "Jets." That would be sad.

    I have a very small Jeter collection because he fits into every single one of my mini-collections (ROY? Check. All-Star MVP? Check. World Series MVP? Check.) as well as sharing a birthday with my wife. But the cost of his cards when I'm not collecting for the sake of my fandom also prevents me from seeking him out more.

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    1. Oh gosh no. I will Def watch out for that. No Jets on here. Blue all the way lol.

      I hear ya. Griffey is much cheaper than Derek.

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