Derek Jeter 2014 Topps Series 1 Subset – ‘Super Veterans’
When I got back into the hobby of baseball card collecting in the summer of 2008, my goal was to pay homage to the players that helped build my love for the game and the hobby.
The first subset I put together that helped me with that cause was the ‘Super Veterans’ subset from the 1983 Topps baseball card set. This set is a beauty and it highlights the true legends of the game as their careers were winding down.
For the last few years, I have actively been begging Topps to bring this subset back and pay honor to today’s ‘Super Veterans’. And while I cannot confirm that they obliged my request, I was very excited to see that a 15-card ‘Super Veterans’ subset was part of the 2014 Topps Series 1 release.
I am building the set now. Here is the card of Jeter:
As we all know, the 2014 baseball season will be Derek Jeter’s final season in the major leagues.
Entering the 2014 season, Jeter was set to climb the ladder of the all-time hits list. He entered the season with 3,316 career hits, good for 11th place. He is the all-time Yankees leader in career hits.
Jeter is a 13-time All-Star and was the winner of the 1996 AL ROY Award. He has captured 5 Silver Slugger awards during his career while also picking up 5 Gold Glove awards for defensive excellence at shortstop.
Jeter is the winner of 5 World Series championship rings and has appeared in the playoffs in 16 of his 20 professional seasons.