Derek Jeter Farewell Tour

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by Matt

Last year, the Yankees said goodbye to one of the best pitchers of all-time, and a surefire Hall-of-Famer in Mariano Rivera. This year, they do it again. This time around, Derek Jeter is the one who will be receiving golf clubs, rocking chairs, and other retirement related gifts. There is no question about Jeter’s place in history as one of the best shortstops ever, even if he is a shadow of his former self during his final season.

There is a good chance that Derek Jeter will be one of the worst players in the league this year. That isn’t a knock on Jeter – it is just the reality of aging players. With two decades in the league under his belt, Jeter has jeterlost a step or two on defense and doesn’t have the same bat that he used to. Like everyone else, his physical tools have declined with age.

However, that doesn’t do anything to diminish what he has accomplished throughout his legendary career. He has won the World Series five times, and played his entire career with the most famous franchise in all of sports. All the while, Jeter managed to avoid controversy during the steroid era and remain one of the most-liked players all across the country. Even for fans who love to hate the Yankees, it is hard not to respect Jeter and the career that he has had.

For Derek Jeter moving forward, life looks good. He has more money than anyone could ever need, and will have his choice of just about anything that he wishes to do post-baseball. For the Yankees, the outlook is not so rosy. There is no replacement ready when Jeter departs, and the entire team looks old and broken down for the 2014 season. Even with their considerable financial resources, it would appear that the Yankees could be in line for a period of extended decline – in fact, that period may have already begun.

Get Your Collectibles Now

Derek Jeter has been a superstar for a long time, so his cards and other collectibles have long-since been desirable items within the collecting world. That said, they are likely to only increase in value as he walks away from the game. Rookie cards, obviously, are some of the most valuable, along with items that depict him with other Yankee stars (Rivera, Posada, Williams, etc.), or items that relate to any of the five World Series titles.

Even if you are not a Yankee fan, the story of Derek Jeter and his run with the Yankees is one of the major story lines in recent baseball history. No baseball collection is complete without representation of one of the best to ever play shortstop, and one of the greatest Yankees of all.

What will the 2014 season have in store for Jeter? Only time will tell – but it doesn’t seem that a final World Series ring is in the cards. However, with good health, the Yankees could hang on to playoff contention, bringing some final dramatic moments to one of the best players in baseball history.



Derek Jeter Jersey - NY Yankees 2012 Game Worn #2 Grey Jersey (5/17/2012) (FJ... picture
Derek Jeter Jersey - NY Yankees 2012 Game Worn #2 Grey Jersey (5/17/2012) (FJ...
$22500.0


TOPPS NOW AUTO RELIC 1/1 - DEREK JETER IMMORTALIZED MONUMENT PARK -YANKEE LEGEND picture
TOPPS NOW AUTO RELIC 1/1 - DEREK JETER IMMORTALIZED MONUMENT PARK -YANKEE LEGEND
$22222.22


DEREK JETER 2014 ALL STAR SIGNED GAME USED/HIT BALL- 3 BALLS HIT LAST ASG A 1/1 picture
DEREK JETER 2014 ALL STAR SIGNED GAME USED/HIT BALL- 3 BALLS HIT LAST ASG A 1/1
$20000.0


DEREK JETER HIT MIKE TROUT DUAL SIGNED BASEBALL- FACE OF BASEBALL THEN & NOW picture
DEREK JETER HIT MIKE TROUT DUAL SIGNED BASEBALL- FACE OF BASEBALL THEN & NOW
$20000.0


1993 SP Derek Jeter #279 PSA/DNA Gem Mint 10 picture
1993 SP Derek Jeter #279 PSA/DNA Gem Mint 10
$19999.99


DEREK JETER SIGNED 2001 WORLD SERIES GAME USED BASE MLB COA JSA NY YANKEES picture
DEREK JETER SIGNED 2001 WORLD SERIES GAME USED BASE MLB COA JSA NY YANKEES
$19999.0


Derek Jeter Rookie 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil #279 Graded 10 Sold recently for 100k picture
Derek Jeter Rookie 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil #279 Graded 10 Sold recently for 100k
$18000.0


Derek Jeter 1/1 Yankees Game Used MAJESTIC LOGO TAG Jersey Relic 2015 Museum BGS picture
Derek Jeter 1/1 Yankees Game Used MAJESTIC LOGO TAG Jersey Relic 2015 Museum BGS
$15000.0


Derek Jeter Game Used Ball from Last Game at Yankee Stadium MLB Authentication picture
Derek Jeter Game Used Ball from Last Game at Yankee Stadium MLB Authentication
$14999.99


BGS 9.5 DEREK JETER 1999 EX CREDENTIALS NOW #D /9  AMAZING JETER CREDENTIALS WOW picture
BGS 9.5 DEREK JETER 1999 EX CREDENTIALS NOW #D /9 AMAZING JETER CREDENTIALS WOW
$14999.99


1993 Upper Deck SP Box Sealed With Possible Derek Jeter Rookie PSA 10 picture
1993 Upper Deck SP Box Sealed With Possible Derek Jeter Rookie PSA 10
$14995.0


YANKEES DEREK JETER SIGNED HOME GAME USED 2012 JERSEY- STEINER & MLB AUTH’s picture
YANKEES DEREK JETER SIGNED HOME GAME USED 2012 JERSEY- STEINER & MLB AUTH’s
$14395.95


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