Topps Company, who perfected the “gimmick” card with an infamous 2007 Topps card featuring George W. Bush, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter … are at it again.
Check out this 2009 Topps Heritage High Number Derek Jeter. Everything looks right until you find the logo of every Yankees fan’s nemesis, the Boston Red Sox on the bottom left corner.
No word yet on just how rare the card is and since High Number just released, there are no completed auctions on eBay at the moment. You can expected a Wax Heaven review later in the week.
Earlier this year, Topps’ rival, Upper Deck, lost the rights to produce licensed baseball cards. Ironically enough, Derek Jeter is an Upper Deck spokesperson and signs exclusively with U.D.
Is this a personal message from Topps to Upper Deck or just for fun?
UPDATE – Topps has confirmed that there are six “extremely short print” variations. See them all HERE.