Wednesday, October 30, 2013

#98 Derek Jeter

About the Front: If you're not as familiar with this set as I am, maybe you're surprised to see Derek Jeter...although that's a bit less Jeter than usual. The teenaged version of the Yankee captain looks to be about 75 pounds soaking wet.

About the Back: "Good range at shortstop"? When's the last time you heard that said about Jeets?

Triple Play:

1. Blah, blah, blah: 1996 Rookie of the Year, five-time World Series champion, 2000 World Series MVP, 13-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glover, five-time Silver Slugger. All-time Yankee franchise leader in games (2,602), hits (3,316), and steals (348).

2. Derek's list of personal partners is well-known, and includes Mariah Carey, former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, and actresses Jordana Brewster, Jessica Biel, and Minka Kelly. Rumor has it that he sends one-night stands home with a gift basket containing autographed Jeter memorabilia.

3. Do you want to gawk at high school yearbook pictures of Derek Jeter? Of course you do.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: Oh, for the days when this guy was another faceless prospect. Young Kevin had no idea how much misery Derek would visit upon the Orioles for the next two decades.

Bill James Said: Nothing. I guess he wasn't keen on forecasting the careers of low-level minor leaguers.

On This Date in 1993: October 30. The Greysteel massacre took place in Northern Ireland. Three members of the loyalist paramilitary group UDA opened fire in a crowded bar, killing eight civilians and wounding 13 people.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for "On This Date" info, Debbie Downer!

    Yeah, I'm not a huge Jeter fan, but I'm a fan of this card, as it's one that I remember pulling out of a pack as a kid. Didn't think much of it at the time, but found it a few years later when his career started taking off.