Thursday, January 4, 2018
One of my goals for ages has been to organize my Derek Jeter collection. I don’t think I’ve purchased more than 10-15 Jeter singles since I got back into collecting. Nearly every trade package from my blogging friends tends to include a Jeter or two, and as a result, I’ve accumulated several hundred. For that, I thank all of you!
I don’t have the final numbers yet, but it’s been a great first use of my new card sorting tray!
During my COMC Black Friday order, I decided to take a quick browse for some cool looking Jeters I knew I didn’t have. I added two to my cart:
The first one was what really caught my eye. It’s a 2001 Fleer Focus insert called Focus Pocus. Fun! The card itself is very shiny. I knew without checking that I didn’t have it.
The second was from 1997 Circa. The insert itself is from the Circa Boss set. It’s got some texture to it and the text is a bit raised and bumpy. Sort of like an old Goosebumps novel. However, I admit I was disappointed by the card itself. It looks better in the photos than it does in hand. It just felt a little lackluster. Still, it was just a throw-in to a large purpose, and was a card I didn’t have, so I’m happy.
I don’t see myself really buy more Jeters outside of the eventual autograph, but it’s not a bad strategy to throw a few into large COMC orders. However, hopefully my blogging friends will continue to include Jeters once in a while in trade packages. That’s where my collection has grown most!