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    2001 Derek Jeter Career Home Run #83 Baseball with Unique Provenance. The included notarized letter of provenance from the retired New York City Corrections officer who caught The Captain's game-tying fourth inning solo shot tells the tale well:

    "On June 3, 2001, Derek Jeter hit a ball toward right field. I got up from my seat and went after the ball; the ball bounced against the wall in the runway. I then grabbed it and went back to my seat, in celebration raising my hand with the ball. While raising my hand, I accidentally displayed my personal firearm. At that time I was still working for the New York City Corrections Department. The Daily News wrote an article on June 5, 2001 on my accidental display of my firearm."

    A copy of that clipping is included, picturing the prize and the pistol, an event that got its share of wisecracks both in print and in broadcasts, one joking that nobody was likely to try to wrestle Jeter's homer away from that guy. The OML (Selig) ball bears a few abrasions from its wild ride, but no notations. The 2001 season would prove to be one of the most memorable and painful in franchise history, from the terror attacks of 9/11 to the World Series Game Seven meltdown, assuring that it will never be forgotten. This is just the second Jeter home run ball we've ever offered. Notarized letter of provenance from fan.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - up.

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