Jeter has been a model of consistency since he arrived to the majors in 1995. It's hard to believe with all the Yankee greats, Jeter is the all-time hits leaders. Jeter finished his career in 2014 with 3465 hits... Putting him 6th ALL TIME!!
With his FIVE World Series rings, Jeter is one of the all time greats in Yankees history. Jeter came within one vote short of unanimous selection and joining teammate Mariano Rivera in the Hall of Fame in 2020. Only 35 copies of this 3000th hit issue were encased and in uncirculated condition from Sports Illustrated. This super rare item comes direct from Sports Illustrated, and slabbed by Beckett Grading Service and was an instant sell-out.
If you haven't seen the actual cover, the photograph captures the baseball leaving Jeter's bat and headed into the left field stands for Jeter's 3,000th career hit! This is a Beckett Media Exclusive, UNCIRCULATED Edition (Beckett will not slab any other Jeter 3000 hits SI magazines with the "uncirculated" label). This is one awesome collectible for any New York Yankees/Derek Jeter fan and will make an incredible display piece for someone's collectibles/trophy case!!
Only 35 or less people (in the event a collector bought up multiples of these) will be able to own one of these and YOU can be one of them!! Because it comes straight from Sports Illustrated and is encased, the magazine is as close to being in mint/unread condition as possible. This is a great item to pass on to someone. Imagine, 50 years from now, the current owner (if he/she choses to) can crack open the case and read this magazine as if the magazine had just rolled off the presses at SI... The scan shows how the item looks.
Under the authority of Time Inc, this is your only way to get a full Sports Illustrated magazine slabbed in a protective case, labeled "Uncirculated" by BGS! This is the NO mailing label version. The item measures 13" x 9.5" x 9/16, and weighs over 1.3 pounds.
While BGS does accept magazines for authentication and grading, only those received directly from SI through this program will have the Sports Illustrated logo, and "UNCIRCULATED" designation on the label. A portion of the proceeds from this listing will be sent to the world relief organization World Help. This water well will provide clean/usable water for a community of up to 1000 people!
Thanks in advance for your contribution towards this cause. One charity, World Help, drills and installs water wells that provide clean/usable water for villages of up to 1,000 people per location in Africa. You played a part in that!
The other 5% will go to an orphanage call Nueva Esperanza Children's Home in Tijuana, Mexico. This orphanage cares for 30+ children and is run completely from donations from people.
I have visited the orphanage 4 times over the past 10 years and it's a joy to see the children each time.