Derek Jeter’s jersey from MLB debut sells for record $369K at auction
The New York Yankees jersey donned by Derek Jeter in his MLB debut on May 29, 1995 has broken an auction record for a modern-day, game-worn jersey.
With bidding closing on Monday, Jeter’s game-worn jersey has sold for a whopping, $369,000 by Goldin Auctions.
Derek Jeter Debut Jersey Sells for $369,000; First AAA Jersey Also Hits 6 Figures: https://t.co/WeNuNUn7pX pic.twitter.com/IYGzqPkqNW— Sports Collector (@SportsCollector) February 24, 2020
Dubbed by Goldin Auctions as the “HOLY GRAIL of Derek Jeter collectibles” in the lot detail listing, the game-worn jersey also is the most expensive piece of Jeter-related memorabilia ever sold.
Derek Jeter 1995 NY Yankees MLB Debut jersey at https://t.co/EjwGaJI9mL preview open NOW. Auction (all 1600+ lots) open for bidding Monday pic.twitter.com/MJIYoIRIw5— Goldin Auctions (@GoldinAuctions) January 17, 2020
The jersey includes an autograph by Jeter as well as a handwritten note that reads, “Game used 5-29-95 MLB debut.” That game was played against the Seattle Mariners on the road at the Kingdome, a given as the jersey obviously does not bear the Yankees’ iconic home pinstripes.
Jeter ended up going hitless in five at-bats in his debut, but the player who would one day be dubbed “The Captain” rebounded the next day, notching his first two hits at the big-league level, along with the first run scored, in the earliest days of his Hall of Fame career.