You may have seen the game-used sock for sale. You may have seen the endless array of retirement memorabilia. You probably have not seen this.
Dave Marshall, who was among Jeter’s first youth coaches, has had it ever since those youngsters passed it around for signatures and gave it to him in 1982 after they completed an undefeated season. Jeter printed his name in block letters near the stitching. The pen passed around by the boys ran out of ink while young Derek was writing and he completed the early autograph with a different color ink.
Marshall says he finally decided to part with the ball now that Jeter is riding off into the sunset amid much fanfare. Robert Edward Auctions will handle the sale in its upcoming fall auction, according to this story in the New York Daily News.