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Lot #:
5957
Final Bid:
SOLD
Sep 17, 2018
# Bids:
74

Population 1 of 22 - Premier Modern Day Baseball Card

A modern-day masterpiece! Easily the single most important modern Baseball card in the world. As Jeter's retirement settles upon fans, the lore and reverence of his brand matures as it once did for the likes of Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle and DiMaggio. Derek Jeter has meant as much to Baseball as any figure in history, not only because of the records he compiled (14 All Star Games, 3465 Hits, 5 Gold Gloves, etc.) but also for the softer achievements which don't get statistical press, but say every bit as much about a player's investment-minded brand as anything performed on the field. Jeter's personal character and performance off the field sets the tone for what modern day professional athletes aspire to replicate; his personal love for the Yankees as a kid and the single franchise commitment that followed is as unique as his nearly 3500 career hits. The 1993 SP Foil Derek Jeter is undoubtedly the most important modern day Baseball card and arguably the most important issue since the 1950s. A highly condition sensitive and low-production issue, the 1993 SP Foil production defied all norms of the day, employing an expensive manufacturing process and released in limited quantities. What's transpired from this holographic foil presentation largely set the tone for higher quality productions that became standard practice among manufacturers nearly a decade later. The 1993 SP Foil was as much ahead of it's time as was the rookie-faced Jeter it depicts. Quite the combination. The PSA 10 offered here is easily the finest example to hit any public auction venue in recent times with the offered copy representing one of just twenty-two examples ever awarded the illustrious GEM MINT designation by PSA (out of nearly 15,000 examples graded over the last 25 years of professional grading). The modern trading card market is booming, and yet comparable to this card are difficult to surmise as almost any comparison does a disservice to the brand and investment potential of this offering. Earlier this year we auctioned a 2000 Contenders Tom Brady RC PSA 10 where it fetched $109,288, over 3 times the hammer price of the previous auction sale which we managed in 2016 ($30,300). In May we sold a SP Foil Jeter PSA 10 where it fetched $99,100; it's in our opinion that this is a $100,000+ card all day with the demand for this card far exceeding the supply. All told this is a museum quality example of the industry's most important modern card. Impossible to improve upon and represents the finest of investment opportunities for the trading card enthusiast. We are proud to offer this card to the investment community free of reserve or any other restriction. Enjoy! Part of a tremendous run of condition sensitive, highly popular, SP Foil Derek Jeter rookies on the auction block this month. One of over 18,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 8th Auction of 2018. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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