Well, I always say that I am eager to explore cards of my favorite players and teams that I missed out on during my Hobby Ice Age....
From 2003, here is a very unusual, very cool looking "Standing O" Jeter card from Upper Deck. I have no idea if these were inserts in normal packs or special edition whatevers, but I knew I had to have this card as soon as I saw it!
It's in pretty good shape, though it does have some rounded corners.
Thanks, I'll be here ALL night......
The card is fairly simple, consisting of a background baseball image for the front. The colors are great and the ball's seams pop nicely. In front, we have a much younger-looking Captain, grasping a bat and looking....a bit confused. Perhaps this was during his Mariah Carey years?
What does the back of a card like this look like?
OH, HECK YEAH! We get a bonus for Ryan with a great Mattingly reference! And although it is slightly inaccurate (Mattingly officially announced and retired in January of '07, if I recall correctly), it is a WELCOME addition in the middle of this quick summary of Jeet's accomplishments. 32 STEALS! Way to go, Derek.
Cool card and glad to add it to my collection. Now....how to store it?
Thanks for reading!