Syracuse, N.Y. — Derek Jeter game-used balls and bases from his last home game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night will be made available by Steiner Sports over the weekend and on Monday, CEO Brandon Steiner said in a phone interview on Friday.
Jeter, who hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles, will likely hold on to his bat, but is expected to provide other game-used memorabilia from the game and final homestand , Steiner said.
"We're going to wait and see what game used we have from Derek, not only from this game but from the homestand," Steiner said. "Some of these bases are special-edition bases. We'll have a whole bunch of stuff going online over the weekend actually."
Steiner estimated that his company will add between 100 to 200 Jeter items by Monday, in addition to the stock of 650-plus items currently for sale. Jeter has worked with Steiner for the last 20 years and is an exclusive athlete for Steiner Sports.
"I think his jerseys will be extremely valuable," Steiner said. "We'll have bats, game used, other pieces they're coming out with."
Steiner mentioned two items currently for sale that he finds particularly special. First, the "greatest moments" painted graphic collage of Jeter's most famous plays on 30x38 stretched canvas (pictured above). It can be purchased for $249.99 unsigned or $1,299.99 autographed. And second, a commemorative autographed glove (limited to 122) that features gold accenting and Jeter's statistics inscribed inside the fingers. It is not yet available for purchase online yet, but can be bought for $1,999.99 by calling Steiner Sports at 1-800-759-SCORE.
"I've always been a moments guy," Steiner said. "One to savor the moments. I've always been a fan of the moments and making sure that I bring fans as close to those moments as I can."
And while Jeter likely experienced his last prolific on-field moment with his walk-off single on Thursday night — his first since 2007 — Steiner knows that Jeter will move on to "bigger and better" things. And from a business standpoint, there is plenty of value in reliving all of those famous moments.
Said Steiner: "We feel like we have a whole bunch of years ahead of us with Derek, from our business standpoint. There's a lot more fun to be had. Granted we're not going to add any more moments, but we there's so many that we still have a lot to go back to and relive.
This post originally appeared on Syracuse.com here: http://blog.syracuse.com/sports/2014/09/derek_jeter_memorabilia_game-used_balls_bases_to_go_on_sale_from_last_home_game.html