After all these years Derek Jeter has finally found a home in my autograph collection.
I have wanted an autograph of Jeter for years but I could never snatch one up on a ball for deal and now that I no longer collect balls I had to turn my attention to cards but I had the same luck as the balls...none.
As per the norm I had a few requirements when it came to Jeter's autograph. One of course it had to be an on card signature which minimized the market right off the bat. Two it had to be in blue ink as I saw a lot of black ink autos out there and three as time wore on it had to be graded at least a mint 9. The ones that I thought looked nice seemed to be damaged in some way. Corners frayed, surface scratches or had a fading autograph. All this made my work cut out for me hence why it has taken me this long to find one to my liking while still striking a deal.
One night just prior to going to bed I saw this on a BIN auction on eBay and almost pulled the trigger but all I did was put it on my watch list. I would sleep on it and see if I still thought it was a good deal in the morning. Woke up and now there were 11 watchers so I knew if I was going to do it it would have to be sooner rather than later. Two things made the decision easier for me. That morning I also received emails from Stub Hub that a couple of my season tickets sold and two eBay was running a 5x eBay bucks promotion for that day. Money coming in and earning extra cash made the decision a no brainer. Clicked the button and I officially acquired my first and probably only ever Derek Jeter autograph. Looks better in person and I couldn't be happier.
A closer look of Derer's John Hancock
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.