Derek Jeter‘s New York Yankees jersey from the legendary shortstop’s FIRST Major League Baseball game just sold for $369,000 … a record-setting sale price!!
21-year-old Jeter made his debut for the Yankees on May 29, 1995 … when the Bronx Bombers took on the Mariners at the Kingdome in Seattle.
DJ batted 9th in the order … and went 0-for-5 with a strikeout. The Yankees lost the game 8-7.
The NYY grey road uniform that DJ wore was recently put on the auction block at Goldin Auctions … where a (very rich) fan paid $369k.
The uni is signed by Jeter … and is also inscribed with “Game Used, 5-29-95 MLB Debut”.
Jeter only played 14 more games in the ’95 season … and didn’t have much success. He hit .250 with no home runs and 11 strikeouts.
But, EVERYTHING changed the next year — Jeter became a superstar in 1996 … hitting .314, batting in 78 runs and winning the A.L. Rookie of the Year.
Jeets also helped lead the Yankees to their 1st title in almost 20 years … his 1st of 5 titles.
Derek ended up playing in over 2,700 games in his legendary career — and was recently voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.