Derek Jeter Topps Future Star 199 OR

Derek Jeter Topps Future Star 199 OR

Derek Jeter Topps Future Star 199

Derek Sanderson Jeter (/ˈdʒiːtər/ JEE-tər; born June 26, 1974) is an American professional baseball player who plays shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB). The New York Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992 after being described by sportswriter Peter Gammons as the "best high school prospect ever".


Finally, we've arrived at the conclusion of the $5 1995 Topps Series 1 box. To be honest, I don't think I've ever suddenly been so sick of any trading card release in my life. However, I'm not going to say I wouldn't do it again if I had the chance. At $5, it's hard to pass anything baseball-related up that I haven't opened before. I think I would pass on Series 1, though. Series 2, on the other hand...

Like some of the others, I haven’t finished off the “Master Set” yet for this season. This is just the “complete set” post for now. 1996 Topps isn’t a favorite from what I’ve read. The small set size probably doesn’t help. A lot of people don’t seem to like the sepia/slanted version of the photo reproduced in the front of the card. And the photography isn’t bad, but it isn’t great either – there isn’t really anything that stands out. (Source: lifetimetopps.wordpress.com)


There are 8 players in the set who were “active” at the end of 2013. 2 of them are on the same prospect card – hence I’m only showing 7 cards here. Of those guys, 6 players intend to attempt to play in 2014 (or at least haven’t announced anything to the contrary). Those 6 players have had some pretty impressive careers. They range from an all-time great (Jeter) to two former award winners (Giambi & Colon) to two borderline Hall of Famers (Konerko & Ibanez) to a relief specialist who has managed to stick around for a long time (Hawkins).

“I realized it’s more than a game,” Jeter said. “The greatest people and players in this game, the Hall of Fame family, they’re watching, so I wanted their approval. During my career, I wanted to make Mrs. Robinson proud, I wanted to make Hank Aaron proud, I wanted to make all you behind me proud — not of statistics, but proud of how I played the game.” (Source: www.nytimes.com)



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