I picked up a jumbo pack of 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball at Wal-Mart this past Sunday afternoon. After I got home that day, I opened the pack to see what I had. One of the cards I pulled was a tiny, micro version of a regular Derek Jeter card. It also had “062/100” written in what appeared to be blue ballpoint ink on the front of the card, to the right of Jeter’s head.
I put the card aside and didn’t think too much about it. I had recently purchased a hobby box of 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball on eBay and pulled a number of mini cards from the packs. I think they were seeded 1:3 in the packs, but I may be wrong. Those mini cards were a bit different in that they didn’t mimic the regular sized cards in the series.
This Jeter card was just like the regular sized cards in the set, plus it had ballpoint ink writing on it.
I did some research and discovered that it is a special insert card. Each regular card in 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball has a parallel mini version limited to only 100 copies. Unlike other numbered parallel cards released by Topps which are machine stamped with a serial number, these cards were hand numbered.
I checked eBay and found out that card 031/100 went for $124.50.
I listed my card on eBay Sunday night with a starting bid of $20. It’s currently at $26. There’s also 13 people watching it. It should be interesting to see how much it ends up going for. Just my luck, it will end at $26 and turn out to be the lowest priced Derek Jeter mini card to go on eBay.
Update: The card ended up going for $102.50. Needless to say, I was quite pleased.
The New York Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 last night in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the ALCS. Even worse than losing the game was learning that the Yankees will play the rest of the postseason without their beloved captain, shortstop Derek Jeter. While fielding a routine ground ball in the final inning, Jeter broke his ankle. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but the recovery will take at least three months.
Now that they wont have Jeter the Cheater in their high-priced lineup, there’s even more pressure placed on Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Curtis Granderson to actually do something offensively. If nothing else, it should be fun to watch them wilt under the added pressure in stunning high-def on national TV.
At least it will be fun for me.
The only thing I dislike more than the New York Yankees are New York Yankees fans, especially “fans” who live outside New York. It takes a certain type of person to be a fan of the New York Yankees when they’ve never set foot in the city of New York.
Let this be a lesson to any player that would resort to pretending to be hurt to be awarded a base you didn’t deserve. Though the above photo makes it look like Jeter was in extreme pain last night, it doesn’t compare to the level of pain demonstrated in the below picture:
The above photo was taken in a game two years ago against the Tampa Rays. Jeter went total Meryl Streep in tricking an umpire into believing that he had been hit by a pitch. The truth was that he wasn’t hit. He was faking it. He wasn’t hurt, he was cheating.
I guess what they say about Karma is true. Pretending to be hurt when you’re not is a dishonorable, despicable act. Though I’m sure there are loads of people who feel sorry for Derek Jeter right now, I’m not one of them.