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Derek Jeter Rookie Card

Updated on November 29, 2015

Complete Derek Jeter Rookie Card List

In 1993 there were many rookie cards out there, but one of the most coveted is the Derek Jeter rookie card. Derek Jeter is by far the greatest short stop that has ever played for the New York Yankees (sorry Phil Rizzuto you are a distant second). Now back in 1993 the Yankee organization knew they had a potential all-star on their roster, but no one could foresee how great he would become.

Now that Derek Jeter has gone past 3,000 hits he has already punched his ticket to the baseball hall of fame. Right now many people are scooping up as many of his rookie cards as they can as a potential investment in sports memorabilia. However right now may be one of your last chances to own a rookie card before the price starts to rise as he gets closer to retirement and an eventual hall of fame induction. If you think they might not become more valuable than they are today take a look at the rookie cards of EVERY other New York Yankee all time great players who are in the hall of fame such as Ruth, Mantle, Marris, Ford, and Gherig. Then and ask yourself if you had the chance to buy their cards for a few dollars then would you have done it? If you are a baseball card collector like I am you would certainly say yes!

Now lets take a journey back to 1993 and take a look at all of the 1993 Derek Jeter Rookie Cards that were printed by Topps, Upper Deck, and Score. If you managed to collect all of his rookie cards then congratulations on having them all, but if you missed one this might be a good time to add that missing one to your collection.

1993 Topps Derek Jeter Rookie Card

1993 Topps Derek Jeter Rookie Card
1993 Topps Derek Jeter Rookie Card

Through the years Topps baseball cards are the traditional baseball card that many casual fans and collectors first acquire. Therefore the 1993 Topps Derek Jeter Rooke Card has been the most popular Jeter rookie card. This one is also the most actively bought, sold, and traded of all his rookie cards.

Now Topps did make 3 variations of this rookie card: Regular, Gold and Micro. The picture of Derek Jeter is the same across all three variations, but the gold version has his name etched in gold foil at the bottom of the card. The mico version is very hard to find because it was a limited edition miniature version of the card.

If you don't own any of his rookie cards or are looking to give one as a gift this is a great card to start with or give as a gift.

1993 Topps Derek Jeter Rookie Cards - These Are Very Inexpensive......For Now

1993 Score Select Derek Jeter Rookie Card

1993 Score Select Derek Jeter Rookie Card
1993 Score Select Derek Jeter Rookie Card

The 1993 Score Select Derek Jeter rookie card is not the most popular with collectors. This is because some cards can be off center which tends to turn off hard core collectors, and investors. If you are looking to buy this version as a keepsake or heirloom then pick up a regular version. However if you want it to be appealing to a collector then I suggest picking up a graded one of at least 8.5 or higher.

*** Because of centering issues finding this card graded PSA or BGS "10" is hard to find. Cards of this grade will be the most sought after ***

1993 Score Select Derek Jeter Rookie Card Graded 10

1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter Rookie Card

1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter Rookie Card
1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter Rookie Card

The 1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter rookie card is loved by collectors and fans. This is a very classy card with a glossy finish and features Derek Jeter in a classic baseball card pose. Pinnacle Derek Jeter rookie cards in good condition are sought after by collectors, because many were not protected causing corner damage and chipping. You can expect to pay a little bit more for this one....but it's worth it.

1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter Rookie Card

1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter Rookie Card
1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter Rookie Card

The 1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter rookie card is one of the best Derek Jeter rookie cards to have. This card is made on quality stock and looks great, but there is a downside to this one. Like the pinnacle card unprotected cards can chip when handled, so make sure you keep yours in a plastic holder so it stays in great condition.

Here is how the 1993 Upper Deck Derek Jeter rookie card has risen in value over the years:

1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter Rookie Card - The Best Derek Jeter Rookie Card

1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter Rookie Card
1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter Rookie Card

In 1993 Upper Deck made a limited run set called "SP", and in that set is card #279 Derek Jeter rookie card. This is a beautiful card made on silver foil cardstock. This card is very valuable and will sure be the first one to skyrocket as he moves closer to the hall of fame. This card in good condition sells for over $100 and graded cards go up from there.

Check out how much the grading site PSA lists the 1993 SP Derek Jeter rookie card value. Yes you are reading that right in the March 2012 update they listed the value of a PSA 10 Jeter rookie at a whopping $6,750+. When they list the "+" it means that it has risen in value from the last issue.

1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter Rookie Card

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If you buy any of these PSA 10 Derek Jeter Rookie card through my lens I will personally make a Hubpages hub for you declaring to the world that you are the "worlds biggest Jeter fan". If you are the winning bidder make sure to leave a note in my guestbook below and I will contact you after you win!

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      4 years ago


    • BrendanRichardson profile image


      4 years ago

      Jeter is one of few star rookies from the 90's that I have not gotten my hands on. As his great career nears retirement, he'll be remembered as one of baseball's greats.

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      5 years ago

      Very cool! I hope the captain gets back in there soon!!

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      5 years ago

      I own a couple of the topps rookies graded a 10 by gma, thinking about having it regarded by bgs or psa, I hope it still holds its score tho lol

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      5 years ago

      The SP one is tough to find a psa 10 in, he is probably the most sought after player card other than mickey mantle!

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      Teri Villars 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Interesting investment perspective, you should do others. I invested in a Darryl Strawberry rookie card once, look where that got me! ha! I was a little saddened when we had the All Star Game out here in AZ a couple of years ago and he didn't show up. I don't know if he didn't like AZ because we beat them in the World Series or just went fishing. Blessed!

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Jeter happened to start his career in one of only 3 years of my life that I DIDN'T collect cards. Totally missed that boat!

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      6 years ago

      hi...40k is a little to much for my blood


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