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In 1985 one lucky man scored a Derek Jeter rookie card in a Topps pack. He would go on to buy Jeter’s first card at auction, earning just $9,000. That $9,000 is now worth more than $1. 5 million.
When Score first burst onto the scene, it was popular simply because the hobby was growing fast and there weren't a lot of options. By the time 1993 rolled around, collectors had many choices and the base brand was losing its way. Simply put, the 1993 Score Derek Jeter doesn't have nearly the same appeal as his other rookies. It starts with the low-end quality but is hurt further by the overly busy design that includes Jeter's name written as though he were a part of The Dukes of Hazzard opening credits. Not surprisingly, this is often the cheapest Derek Jeter rookie card on the market.
Do you know that the most expensive Derek Jeter Baseball Rookie Card (1993 SP Derek Jeter #279 RC FOIL Yankees Rookie Card SGC 9.5 GEM MINT) was sold on eBay in May 2019 for $50000.00 while the cheapest Rookie Card (DEREK JETER 1996 SCORE ROOKIE #240 RARE SAMPLE CARD! NEW YORK YANKEES RC NM-MINT) changed hands for only $0.01 in September 2021? The month with the most cards sold (1061) was January 2020 with an average selling price of $21.50 for a Baseball Card of Derek Jeter. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in May 2016 with $399.99 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.01 was June 2013. In average, a Rookie Card from Derek Jeter is valued with $20.00. (Source: www.baseball-rookies.com)
At the time, Pinnacle was one of the hobby's premium brands and the 1993 release is noticeably slicker than many of the other Derek Jeter rookie cards. The simple design and portrait also make it one of his most attractive cards. Although it is by no means rare, the black borders are a little tougher for grading. As a result, top-grade versions command a bit of a premium.
While the basic version is one of the more affordable Derek Jeter rookie cards, there's also a much more limited version that has a gold hologram on the back. Random factory sets were filled with the slight variations but the cards were never in traditional packs. These command significant premiums over the regular 1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter rookie card. (Source: www.cardboardconnection.com)