21: 1993 SP Premier Prospects Derek Jeter

How rare is it to find this card in a high grade? A gem mint 10 sold in January for 180,000 dollars. Upper Deck was doing it’s part in the early 90’s to differentiate their flagship product with a higher end product. That product was SP. The set leaned heavily on die cuts and foil on the front of the card. The issue with using foil is that it creates an extremely condition sensitive card, with any blemish being very noticeable. This made the cards susceptible to surface scratches, corner dings, and chipping.
Just how rare is it to find this card in absolute mint condition? Of the 14k graded by PSA, only 22 have graded out at gem mint 10.

Random Derek Jeter Fact: The Yankees qualified for the playoffs in 17 of the 20 seasons that Jeter played for the team. He had a career .309 batting average in the postseason.

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