December 12, 2009

a little tired of the Jeter gimmicks

Topps released a few gimmicks cards in the 2009 Topps Heritage High Series, and, after doing some search online, admitting it too.

There are six variations in the high-numbered Heritage, including a Derek Jeter card that has a Boston Red Sox logo on it.

Unless you want to start bleeding from your eyes, I suggest you stop reading this post as the photo of the Jeter card is at the bottom.

These cards are selling for close to $200 on eBay. There is no way to know just how short print these are, but from what I've read, it's super rare. In addition to the Jeter, there a Dustin Pedroia with a Yankees logo, Albert Pujols 1960 rookie design, Pedro Martinez black and white photo, Alex Rios black and white, and Neftali Feliz black and white. (Click on the links for eBay auctions of the cards)

This isn't the first time Topps has done the gimmicky thing and with Derek Jeter.

In 2007, the company created a Jeter card with a President George W. Bush photoshopped into the background. Initially, the card was selling like a regular Jeter card, but once word got out on this, the prices sky rocketed for this card.

Finally, when the world came back to reality, the card has settled into normal price ranges. It's not as short print as expected. I actually bought one of re-packed package for $5 that had 2007 Topps in there about a month ago. I got that card in it, which makes either the third or fourth one I have picked up.


  1. I get the Jeter, Pujols, and even the Pedro. Wildly popular players who create excitement, yadda yadda yadda. But Pedroia, Rios and Feliz I don't get. Why make short prints of players that are not wildly popular and do not create excitement?