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Although Derek Jeter didn't appear in the regular 1995 Stadium Club issue, Topps did feature the 1994 Minor League Player of the Year -- named so by Baseball America, The Sporting News, USA Today, and Topps -- in its high-end Stadium Club product's attractive Crystal Ball insert set, issued exclusively in Third Series or "High-Number" packs at a rate of one per box. With 15 cards comprising the complete insert set, that means a single Derek Jeter could be found at a rate of approximately one per case. Well known to be condition sensitive, this all-foil insert, when found, is usually either grossly off-centered or covered in scratches. That is, to repeat again, when it is found at all, since a current search on eBay turns up just two available copies.
From the 1992-1996 Derek Jeter Master rookie era checklist of nearly 320 different cards, this particular insert ranks as one of our absolute favorite Derek Jeter rookies. Look into the crystal ball, and tell us what you see!... Had anyone in 1995 said: "The 1996 Rookie of the Year, five World Series rings, and #6 on the all-time hits list, between Tris Speaker and Honus Wagner," almost anybody, save maybe Hal Newhouser, would've deemed that person insane, and not just for talking to baseball cards!
1995 Stadium Club Crystal Ball #CB14 Derek Jeter RC Rookie Card Insert PSA 10 Gem Mint 11
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