By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
McFarlane Toys is going uptown with a limited edition statue of one Bronx Bomber.
Each limited edition statue of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will be signed by Todd McFarlane himself when they are available for pre-order to the public beginning on April 7.
The 12-inch resin statue is the first sports figure of that type made by McFarlane, though the program started in November. It will have a pair of plaques on its base (see full image after the jump) with Jeter’s achievements during his past 17 years in pinstripes noted with the figure trimmed with a facade fitting only for a Yankee.
The pieces will all be numbered — with no more than 500 made — and will cost $225 with preorders beginning at noon Eastern time on April 7. They can only be purchased via the McFarlane Toys online store (click here). The ordering window will close at 5 p.m. Eastern on April 14 unless the statue sells out sooner. The statues will begin shipping in August and those who order them will not be charged until they are shipped.
McFarlane also is planning future releases for fellow Yankee Alex Rodriguez, Tim Lincecum, Albert Pujols, Matt Kemp and David Ortiz.
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