The other day Derek Jeter reached another milestone in his storied Yankee career; with his leadoff single in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays he reached 200 hits for the season. This makes Jeter’s 8th career 200-hit season which ties him with Lou Gehrig for the most 200-hit seasons by a Yankee. I felt that this feat was deserving of a Gehrig Vintage Card of the Month. The card, while not vintage, does include a sweet Gehrig jersey relic so I am giving it a free pass to be inlcuded.
This month’s card comes from the non-vintage 2001 Donruss Elite release, specifically from the Throwback Threads relic inserts. As a Gehrig fan I am always on the lookout for a well-designed Gehrig card, anything to add to my personal collection. I love the early 2000s Donruss Elite releases, I think they were some of Donruss’ best designs and the Throwback Threads relics are one of my favorite memorabilia inserts.
This card was one that I have had on my want list since it was released in 2001 and a couple of years ago I finally was able to pick this one up in the $150 range. I don’t think I could have found a better specimen. The pinstripe along the left side of the “T” makes this card a beauty in my eyes. I like that Donruss included pictures of the specific item that the relic was cut from, in this case his jersey. This was my first, and currently only, Gehrig relic card.