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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/4/2018

For an in-depth discussion of the 1994 Collector's Choice Silver Signature White Letter Variations, please read our blog post at JeterCards.com entitled "Setting the Record Straight: the 1994 Collector's Choice White Letter Variations," which we researched and wrote five years ago in an effort to convince PSA to finally recognize "White Letter" variations of 1994 Collector's Choice Silver Signature cards other than Alex Rodriguez. 1994 had always been Alex's traditional rookie card year, and even raw examples of his 1994 Collector's Choice Silver Signature White Letter Variation would fetch small fortunes before his disgrace, but even though thousands of collectors fully understood that the variation also existed for an increasingly popular Derek Jeter card from the set—with a few lucky dozen of those holding the proof in their hands—PSA refused to create a new line in their population report for the Jeter issue. As stated in our article, PSA requires written proof from a third-party reference source, but none yet existed, and so we set out to make some.

In the five years since, the Jeter card has far surpassed the ARod in desirability, and PSA has processed exactly 35 submissions of the now infamous variation and awarded just 9 with the grade of Gem Mint 10, one of which we are pleased to offer in this lot. However, it's not like the card was a new discovery when PSA finally decided to slab it—collectors had been hunting the treasured card for years and hoarding the few copies they could find—so don't expect very many more to surface for grading, especially in Gem Mint 10 condition. In fact, when all is said and done and Jeter enters the Hall of Fame in 2020, we're confident that the offered card will still stand among the rarest and most valuable of all Derek Jeter rookie cards.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,163
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
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