The pitcher who gave up Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit has agreed to an autograph deal of his own.
David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays will sign memorabilia to be marketed by Steiner Sports.
Among the items being sold are some that carry Jeter’s autograph with the Price inscription “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K” .
Some of the memorabilia is already being sold. Price’s signature, not surprisingly, is much cheaper than Jeter’s.
A 16×20 photo of Jeter rounding the bases as Price looks on will cost $169.99, while an 8×10 will run $149.99. A dual signed 16×20 photo can be had for $899.99.
Price’s autograph on the special DJ3K logo baseballs including the inscription are$159.99, while a dual-signed ball runs $799.99.
Price didn’t seem crazy about his link to history. When he was asked surrendering Jeter’s 3000th hit on a homer, Price said “it’s over and done with”.
When asked if a good word to describe the autograph arrangement would be ‘lucrative’, Price said “that’s a good word”.
Steiner, by the way, isn’t letting fans into its website without surrendering their email address since Jeter’s hit. In exchange, the company promises a discount coupon and after getting it, one can ask the company to cease and desist.
Steiner is also auctioning a baseball signed by both Jeter and Yankees fan Christian Lopez who snared the ball after it settled into the grandstands. The ball had been bid up to nearly $400.