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Derek Jeter Cards to Collect Now

April 14, 2008

As mentioned in the previous article about today’s players to collect now, here are the top three Jeter cards to collect now.

1)  1993 SP Foil Rookie Card, Card Number 279

This is probably the most valuable mainstream Derek Jeter rookie card currently available.  If you can find one of these cards in mint condition, it will certainly be worth serious money.  One of these baseball cards graded PSA 9 or better should be worth somewhere in the $300 range currently on the open market.  Obviously being a Jeter rookie card, it holds particular collectible value with die-hard Yankee fans.


2)  1993 Upper Deck Gold Hologram Rookie Card, number 449

This card is part of a factory set of Gold Hologram cards released by Upper Deck in 1993.  The card was ONLY available as part of the factory set, and in order to verify the hologram on the back is gold, the factory set needs to be opened.  Beckett lists the entire set in near-mint to mint condition as worth ~$150.  The Jeter card in particular is listed at ~$100.  This particular set and Jeter rookie card are fairly rare, making it all the more valuable if you can find the card in mint condition.  As we all know, rarity greatly impacts a card’s future value.


3)  2007 Topps “Error” Card, Card Number 40a

Why this card?  Because it’s in demand.  Although the card is not extremely rare, if you check out any online auction you’ll see several bids for each card. People want this card.  It’s part of the new era of “error” cards out there today.  Think Giuliani celebrating the Red Sox victory.  Having Bush and Mantle added into the card picture is funny and classic.  This card will be remembered as one of the first non-error “error” cards produced.  Your best bet is to try to find this card in mint condition to be graded BGS or PSA 10. 


We’re going to stop at these three cards for now, but please keep in mind, that there are many, many, many more Jeter cards out there that you can invest in which will be valuable years from now.  These are just three of those many cards, which this particular collector thinks will prove valuable down the road.  As with all cards, please remember that you’ll need to find these cards in near-mint to mint condition to get the best value from them.  The better the card condition, the higher the value, as always. 

Any cards you think should be added to this short-list?  Please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Reply clint May 16, 2008 at 9:46 am

    is this the only one of a kind card or are their other varitions of this if so how much are they going for?

  • Reply Scott June 5, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Which card in particular? The 2007 Topps card?

  • Reply nick krueger July 14, 2008 at 7:33 am

    how much is my derek jeter 2008 baseball card worth?

    card number i think 63

  • Reply Scott July 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    The 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum Derek Jeter, card #63 is worth about $1.50 to $3.00. Be sure though that it has the same color border to it that most of your other 2008 Upper Deck Spectrum cards have. If it is another color, it could be a parallel (blue, gold, green, orange, red border) and worth a bit more.

  • Reply Thomas March 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I have the topps 2007 derek jeter card with error

  • Reply Bill October 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I have a mint DJ 1993 Upper Deck Gold Hologram Rookie Card, Card number 449. Wondering how best to determine it’s value ad to sell?

    Based on #2 above, it appears the card is worth at least $100 but more in mint. Card had not seen the light of day in over 10 years.

    Any recommendations?

  • Reply Scott October 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Hey Bill, thanks for stopping by. The best way to determine value, or what I think you’re getting at is what would another person pay for that card, is to look at the completed listings on eBay. You can also pick up a price guide like Beckett Baseball, but viewing eBay sales would be the first place to look. You have to consider the card in ungraded condition will almost always sell for less than a card graded near mint or mint from one of the larger grading houses like Beckett, PSA or SGC.

  • Reply Bill October 17, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Scott…good advice. Funny, I discovered that I actually have two of the DJ 1993 Upper Deck Gold Hologram Rookie Cards, Card number 449. I’ll check out e-bay to see what they are going for. Might be best to just hang onto them…DJ is headed for the HOF.

  • Reply shawn February 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I was wondering if anyone can help me out about a Jeter card I own. It is when he played AAA for the Columbus Clippers in ’94 and I got it out of a clipper program I bought at a game.I havnt been able to find any information ANYWHERE! on the net. Id imagine this card is pretty rare since it was only distributed in that year program. It shows him facing the camera with a bat in his hands and the words “our town, our team!” at the top. Any help would be appreciated

  • Reply Nick September 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    hello can anybody tell me how much a Derek Jeter 1998 Pinnacle < Zenith is on the front of the card and its a sample card on the back worth? it was in a 3×4 Nomar Garciaparra card .

  • Reply ty November 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Serious help needed. I have a jeter card in glass case him swinging a bat in 24kt gold with gold Yankee emblem in top right, and his signature in gold and gold name up lower right, on bottom left a small gold emblem saying “79 AUthentic images” and shiny silver lines in backround. On back it has similar emblems all in gold and him looking intent. With stats from 95 to 97 in gold. And a different emblem in gold at bottom right that Is a baseball on the top it says 552 and under that 750 and in small mlb-6-97 print at bottom it reads, mph-6-97. border of card is gold, of case maroon and says in words “major league baseball gold” up the left side

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