1997 Derek Jeter Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey....
Here we find a picture-perfect representation of an early career home gamer, sported at the shortstop position in the Old Stadium the season after Jeter earned the illustrious American League Rookie of the Year Award. The time-tested, no-frills Yankees design of navy blue "NY" logo over the heart and numeral on the back is interrupted only by the application of a Jackie Robinson Golden Anniversary patch on the right sleeve, remembering the brave racial pioneer. "Russell Athletic Diamond Collection [size] 46" labeling appears at lower left front tail, with flap tags indicating "100% Polyester" and "2" Extra Body Length," and a "Jeter-97" strip tag to the right.
Wear is quite strong, certainly far superior to that which one typically encounters with Jeter jerseys. It could be hypothesized that the young shortstop wore far fewer jerseys per season in those early years before his superstar status was firmly established. A 10/10 blue sharpie signature on the front utilizes the rare and desirable "Derek Sanderson Jeter" full name format, and a "Steiner" authenticating sticker resides nearby (corresponding COA is included). A second 10/10 signature on rear numeral is applied in silver sharpie, and reads "Derek Jeter ROY 96." LOA from Heritage Auctions. LOA from Steiner Sports (autograph). Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).
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