As I continue to go over the cards from the junk era actually worth something, I would be remiss if I didn’t include the 1993 Stadium Club Murphy Derek Jeter rookie card. If you don’t know what Stadium Club Murphy was all about, it was a limited edition hobby only set with a print run of 8000. The set looked like this:
The set was actually held inside the Jack Murphy Stadium tin. The set itself contained 100 Draft Picks, 56 All-Stars, all 25 members of the 1992 USA Baseball team and, and 19 post-season highlight cards. It was actually released about a month after the original Stadium Club set was released. The gem of the set was the Derek Jeter rookie card:
The card is probably one of the most desirable ones of the 1990s. It may not be the most desirable Jeter rookie, that would probably belong to the Upper Deck SP card. There are hardly any non-graded versions available on eBay and most of the cards I have seen run from about $80 – $200 depending on the grade.
It’s one of those cards that would be a great addition to any personal collection, unless you really hate the Yankees / Jeter. In the end though it’s hard to argue his squeaky clean image and the fact that the guy can play. Overrated or underrated, he is going to the Hall of Fame and he certainly deserves it.
Do you have this card or the Murphy set from this year?