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My 10 Favorite Card Purchases of 2011: Number 2


Card #2 on my list should have been part of my 2011 collecting priorities, but I really was focused on vintage cards when I made that list. When you talk about iconic cards from the modern era, this card and the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie have to be near the top of every list. The card I’m talking about here is the 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter rookie card. I’ve always wanted this card and I’m thrilled to have such a nice mint copy in my collection now.

When you talk about condition sensitive cards from the modern era, nothing is tougher than a foil rookie from Upper Deck SP. That is why mint copies of this card command such a premium. Gem mint copies are incredibly rare and way out of the price range for most collectors. I’m quite happy with a mint copy and will never chase a gem mint copy of this card.

Jeter had already accomplished enough to be a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer, but added the cherry on top in 2011 with his 3,000th hit. He will go down as arguably the best shortstop of all time and one of the most clutch post-season players of all time. All this under the microscope of being a New York Yankee. He’s a special player that doesn’t come along often.

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