September 26, 2015

The Captain's Farewell to Yankee Stadium - Told in Cards

I'm a day late posting this, but here goes. It was one year ago yesterday that Derek Jeter played his final game wearing the Yankee pinstripes. We all know how that game ended, but the good folks at Topps provided some cardboard reminders for us this year. Let's take a look.

Here he is running out to take his spot at SS one last time in front of the home crowd. He had a pretty good game, but let's skip to the important part...the bottom of the ninth.

There's the crack of his bat and...

...we have a fairytale, walk off ending!

The Captain acknowledges the fans...

...and does a victory lap of sorts. All the while, soaking in the crowd's appreciation.

His teammates showed him some love and appreciation too!

While I am certainly saddened that he is no longer on the field, his last appearance at Yankee Stadium sure was memorable!

Like so many other moments and images from his incredible career, I'll remember this image for years to come...and when I think of it, I'll smile. Thanks to Topps, I'll be able to relive that night anytime I want. Thanks for reading!


  1. I sure do miss the Captain. All due respect to Didi Gregorius, who has really impressed (especially in the second half), but there is no way you could ever replace the impact Jeter made. His walkoff that night is a memory I know I'll be holding onto for the rest of my life.

  2. This will forever be one of the most incredible things I've ever seen on a baseball field.

    Great post, Tim!

    1. Thanks Nick! I agree. I'm glad you liked the post. It was a bit more abstract/creative than most ideas than I usually try.

  3. His last at bat gave me big chills and tears. Jeter is probably the last Yankee I'll ever love.