Spring 2017 Major League Baseball "Set Registry Masters" Premium Auction
If you are searching for solid, long-term performing companies for your 401(k), you would buy heavily into blue chip stocks. And just like stocks including General Electric, IBM, and Procter & Gamble, Derek Jeter was a blue chip performer over the course of his career. He was never the best or most flashy player in the game during his 20-year stint with the Yankees. He wasn't even the top offensive player on his team. What Jeter was, more than anything else, was a steady performer who came through in the clutch time and time again. The Captain is tied with the legendary Hank Aaron for most consecutive seasons with 150 or more hits with 17, a record that speaks to his sustained excellence. Much like a blue chip stock, New York got quite a return on investment in their two-decade association with Jeter.
Offered here is a card that hails from Jeet's 1996 season, a campaign where he took home American League Rookie of the Year honors and helped lead the Yankees to their first world championship in 18 years. This 1996 Upper Deck Blue Chip Prospects card—a blue-tinted, die-cut beauty—has been graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, and is one of just nine examples to achieve this distinction. You have to give Upper Deck credit: their description of Jeter could not have been more on the money. He was indeed a blue chip prospect in an era of rookie speculative busts (Brooks Kieschnick, anyone?). In terms of investment, you can't go wrong with gem mint rookie cards of this Big Apple legend. Add this one to your portfolio today!
1996 Upper Deck Blue Chip Prospects #BC17 Derek Jeter Die-Cut RC Rookie Card PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 9
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