It’s been more than five years since Derek Jeter appeared in a Major League Baseball game. The soon-to-be National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee is still making history, however.
The world of sports merchandise remains a multi-million dollar industry with collectors willing to pay exorbitant prices for memorabilia. However, the recent purchase of a Jeter item may soon set the standard for all future transactions.
According to a report by TMZ Sports, a sports collector paid a record amount for a New York Yankees jersey worn and signed by Jeter.
The article reported that someone paid $369,000 for the jersey worn by the Yankees legend during his Major League debut on May 29, 1995. The jersey, which was signed by Jeter and has “Game Used, 5-29-95 MLB Debut” inscribed, was put on the auction block at Goldin Auctions.
Jeter, who was 21 years old at the time, didn’t do much that night. He batted ninth in the order and went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in the Yankees’ 8-7 road loss to the Seattle Mariners.
What followed was one of the best careers for any shortstop in the history of baseball.
Last month, Jeter finished one vote short of becoming just the second player to…