June 2019 Summer Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/30/2019
In 1997, Fleer introduced the one-of-one (or 1/1) parallel card in its revolutionary 1997 Flair Showcase Baseball Legacy Masterpieces set. The hobby landscape changed overnight, as a new bar for rarity was established. Unlike the ubiquitous 1/1s of today's hobby, when every product seems to have many one-of-one parallels such as multiple printing plates, Superfractors, and Black Finite Prizms, pulling a card numbered to 1 in a 1990s baseball product was truly a lottery-like win. As a result, collectors view 1/1s from their inaugural decade with great reverence. Many player collectors have tried for years to secure an early one-of-one of their guy, without luck.

Offered here is a 1999 Ultra 1/1 Masterpiece of Yankees legend Derek Jeter. Graded Mint 9 by PSA, this card features the exclusive parallel's distinctive purple foil and is stamped "The Only 1 of 1 Masterpiece Edition" on its reverse but has been innacurately labeled as a Platinum version rather than a Masterpiece. Importantly, we believe the offered card is one of two Masterpiece copies in existence, a result of Fleer's 2005 bankruptcy and ensuing liquidation, which released the company's file copies of many 1/1 and other cards into the market. Nevertheless, for fans of the Yankee Captain, this is the stuff dreams are made of. If you are looking to make your collection standout from the rest—or at least all but one of the rest—there's no better way to accomplish your hobby goal than with this purple masterpiece.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,618
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
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