Derek Jeter plans to retire after 2014 — what’s next for his baseball cards?

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire after the 2014 season.

It will be his 20th big-league season in a career that includes five World Series rings, 3,316 hits and countless highlight-reel moments.

As he nears his 40th birthday this season, the Yankees captain will surely appear on many more baseball cards atop his 14,343 already available that sell for more than $366,000 excluding rarities.

Will there be added interest in his Rookie Cards from 1993? Will he ever sign another certified autograph card? Will Steiner Sports ready a farewell memorabilia line? Will Topps create commemorative cards all season long?

There will be answers to some of these soon, but first we want to know what you think comes next for his cardboard as a retirement season awaits. Tell us in the comments and with our set of Your Turn polls after the jump.

 

Your Turn: Do you collect Derek Jeter?

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Your Turn: What's next for Derek Jeter's cards?

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Your Turn: Do you own a Derek Jeter autograph?

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Your Turn: Which is Derek Jeter's most-iconic Rookie Card?

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From our archives …

A few stories about Derek Jeter. (Click here for all items mentioning him.)

 

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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5 comments

  1. J.R. 12 February, 2014 at 13:43

    One of the all-time greats, and classiest players. Congrats on a great career, from a career Mets fan.

  2. Jason K 12 February, 2014 at 14:08

    I respect the man, but loathe the team he plays for. I don’t go out of my way to track down his cards, but I don’t go out of my way to get rid of his cards either. He’s a first ballot HOFer (or at least he should be, but the votes from last year don’t offer much hope for alot of guys that should be shoo-ins).

  3. Kevin 12 February, 2014 at 14:43

    I think history will view him as the bets of his generation. He played harder than anyone else and has the hardware to prove it.

  4. JonathanI 13 February, 2014 at 11:40

    Concerning the future, after his retirement, Topps will put out 10-15 cards, each having at least 10 variations (e.g., different colored borders), so people have another 100-150 cards to look for.

  5. Steve Speir 13 February, 2014 at 13:06

    The stupid and pointless variations that Topps is now producing are boring and probably cause a lot of us to feel foolish for collecting baseball cards. They play us all for fools and grin all the way to the bank.

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