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Derek Jeter, often referred to as "The Captain" for his influential leadership, is the star of this 1993 SP rookie card. This card is a standout for encapsulating an exceptional player in a distinctive card at a unique moment in time. Three attributes that encapsulate Jeter are his intelligence, consistency, and crucial play-making abilities. His intelligence is demonstrated in a memorable play during the 2001 ALDS against the Oakland Athletics where Jeter, from his shortstop position, sprinted to intercept an off-target outfield throw. He then bare-handedly tossed the ball to the home plate, preventing Jason Giambi from scoring. Jeter's consistency is evident from his 20-year long Major League career, where he played almost all games with the Yankees and won five Gold Gloves. His clutch nature is highlighted by his post-season batting average of .308, his contribution to the Yankees' five World Series victories, and his 3,000th hit being a home run. With his recent induction into the Hall of Fame, Jeter's legacy continues to grow. The design of the card features an action shot of Jeter on the precipice of a double play. The 1993 SP cards, including this one, from a subset of the standard 1993 SP issue, consisting of the final twenty cards. Despite their significant aesthetic appeal, these cards are notorious for their fragility. The card's front side flaunts a vibrant action photo against a silver metallic backdrop. The all-foil front, however, is prone to corner or edge damage even from the mere act of removing the card from its pack, making edge chipping a common issue. Despite these challenges, the 1993 SP Jeter is widely recognized as his most exceptional rookie card and has received a CSG Mint 9 grading.
1993 SP Foil #279 Derek Jeter Rookie – CSG MINT 9
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