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!