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    One of the toughest Gem Mint entries of the modern era!

    1993 SP Derek Jeter Foil Rookie #279 PSA Gem Mint 10. The Rookie of the Year in 1996. Five World Championship rings. A home run for his 3,000th hit during a five-for-five performance. A walk-off single in his final Yankee Stadium game. A roster of ex-girlfriends that would make Frank Sinatra jealous. Everything just seems to fall into place when your name is Derek Jeter. Does anything ever not go The Captain's way?

    Well, some card collectors might think so. While the crowded field of trading card companies in the modern game has supplied the hobby with several entries considered to be a Derek Jeter rookie, top billing is all but universally assigned to the 1993 SP. Is it a beauty? Sure. But like a tipsy supermodel on six-inch stilettos, just the tiniest stumble can ruin the effect.

    It's that unusual foil coating that supplies the issue with both its pretty face and its Achilles' heel, leaving the edges so damage-prone that the slightest brush of the finger sends the grade plummeting to the middle reaches of the population report. Out of over 18,000 submitted to PSA, just twenty-one have been assessed at the Gem Mint 10 level, a ratio just short of one-in-a-thousand. By comparison, three 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookies have earned top billing out of just over 1,700 submissions. In other words, a Gem Mint 10 grade for a Mantle rookie is about twice as common as a Gem Mint 10 grade for a Jeter rookie when considering the full population of each.

    The surge deep into seven-figure territory for PSA Mint 9 examples of the 1952 Topps Mantle in recent sales suggests the brightest of futures for this gleaming slab of perfection from a fellow Yankee icon, and we expect fierce competition from global investors with a similar bullish view of market forces.

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    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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