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The 2012 season was a typical standout year for future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. His 740 plate appearances, 693 at-bats and 216 hits were all league highs as “The Captain” finished the season with a .316 batting average and helped the New York Yankees win the American League Eastern Division title. Jeter and the Yankees were matched up with division rival Baltimore Orioles for the American League Division Series after the O’s knocked off the Texas Rangers in the Wild Card playoff game. This postseason for Jeter would turn out to be the final appearance for the great shortstop.
The first two games of the series were in Baltimore where Jeter combined to go 4-9 with an RBI as the Yankees and Orioles split the two games with the Yankees taking Game 1 and the Orioles bouncing back to take Game 2. The Yankees would win the series in five games and Jeter wore this Majestic size 48 button-down New York Yankees gray road jersey for the first two games of the series in Baltimore. “NEW YORK” is sewn on across the chest in navy blue and white tackle twill. Jeter’s iconic number “2” is sewn on the back in navy blue and white tackle twill and a MLB logo patch is sewn on the upper back neck in navy blue, white and gray. Each sleeve end has a navy blue and white ribbed material to cap of the sleeves. The Majestic tag is sewn on the bottom front left tail with a “2012” and “48” flags. There is also a New York Yankees bar code tag affixed below the Majestic tag numbered 0000002410.
Jeter has signed his name in silver marker on the middle of the number “2” on the back of the jersey and added the inscription “2012 ALDS Game Used” on the bottom bar of the “2”. This jersey shows moderate game use and comes with a MLB Authenticated hologram (EK175043), which authenticates this jersey’s use for Game 2 and a full LOA from Steiner Sports, which authenticates this jersey’s use for the ALDS. There is also an additional COA from Steiner Sports for Jeter’s signature.
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