Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit fan gets his own card
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
If you thought it was tough getting on a baseball card, you should try pulling one.
Specifcially, this one — the 2012 Topps Opening Day card of Christian Lopez, the New York Yankees fan who caught Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit ball and gave it back to the future Hall of Famer.
After a week of release, just four copies of the card have surfaced on eBay — one active auction and three that have sold for quite a few packs of the dollar-a-pack product. One copy sold for $59.99, another for $40 (after eight bids) and the first to sell went for just $25.
One collector reported finding just one copy of the card in four cases of the product.
How tough are they to land? Only time will tell as more and more packs get ripped.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.