If you're the lucky person to catch Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, you could make up to $250,000 if you were to sell it.
But, if you're Brandon Steiner, you could pretty much sell anything from that game and make a quick buck. Jeter's products linked to the hit are getting a 50% mark up. Not only that, but they're going to sell dirt too.
Steiner also holds the contract to sell five gallons of hallowed dirt scooped up from the infield and dugout after the historic home game. A half-ounce of pure Yankee dirt fetches more than $250
A HALF OUNCE OF DIRT = $250?? That's stupid. We're sorry. Other things sort of make sense, like, cleats or bases and stuff:
"Derek will probably keep his bat and game glove," Steiner said. "He's still deciding what he wants or doesn't want."
But almost all the rest is up for grabs.
Ordinarily, a single sock Jeter has worn in a season game costs $500 in Steiner Sports' catalog; a dirty sock from the historic game will likely fetch $1,000 or more, Steiner said.
Some of the most prized treasures, such as cleats from one of Jeter's shoes, will be auctioned online, fetching up to $10,000 a piece, with bidding opening at $7,000, said Steiner.
Bases will go for $7,500 each. The 30 game balls sell for $2,500 signed and $2,000 if they're unsigned.
It's a milestone, yes, but people need to get their priorities in order when it comes to memorabilia.
Because let's face it, saying, "I paid thousands of dollars for this sock that Derek Jeter wore during his 3,000th hit," is more embarrassing than cool. Realize that before you break out a check book.
It'll be interesting to watch what's sold for what, though, if only to laugh a little at what people are paying for dirt. Ha
Good luck to Jeter on getting that hit, regardless!
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