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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.

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.

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.