Lot 189

Dare to Dream Collection

Derek Jeter Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro Premium | Size 9.5


$31,200 USD | Sold

Canada | Toronto, Ontario




SKU: 351792 147
Color: Navy Blue Suede / White
Box Included: Yes

During his storied 20-year career with the New York Yankees, shortstop Derek Jeter solidified himself as one of the greatest players in Yankees franchise history, becoming a 5-time World Series Champion, 5-time Gold Glove recipient, and a 14-time All-Star not to mention serving as the team captain.

In 2017, 3 years after Jeter's final season in Major League Baseball, Jordan Brand commemorated the Hall of Famer with one of their own legendary silhouettes: the Air Jordan 11. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 11 originally released in 1995, the same year that Derek Jeter entered the MLB.

The sneaker features 'Yankee Blue' premium suede throughout the upper of the shoe, a white midsole, and the iconic Air Jordan 11 translucent outsole. Both Jordan Brand and Derek Jeter branding can be found on the shoe's tongue, heel, and insoles.

The release was limited to just 5 pairs worldwide, and only available through a scratch-off lottery at a pop-up near Yankee Stadium. The pop-up took place on May 14th, 2017, the day of Jeter's jersey retirement ceremony.

While no other Yankee will be able to sport number 2 in the future, the number lives on through one of the rarest Jordans in existence.

Going Deeper | Derek Jeter

Born in 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey and raised in Michigan, Jeter earned a full ride to play baseball at the University of Michigan. In 1992, the Yankees (Jeter’s favorite team) selected him as sixth overall pick of the MLB Draft to begin his much anticipated baseball career.

Jeter debuted in 1995, though after a series of injuries, Jeter played between Triple A and the majors. Earning the starting spot with the Yankees in 1996, Jeter would receive Rookie of the Year honors, batting .314 and leading the Yankees to their first World Series title in 18 years. Over the next 11 seasons the Yankees were a constant in the postseason, winning three consecutive World Series titles from 1998-2000.

In 1998, Jeter made his first (of fourteen) All-Star Games, and in 2004 won his first (of five) Gold Glove awards. Jeter claimed his fifth and final World Series in 2009.

In 2014, upon his retirement at about 40 years old, Jeter ended his career with 3,465 hits, 1,923 runs and 4,921 total bases. In 2020, Jeter was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Perhaps most importantly, Jeter is beloved in the city of New York, and throughout the game of baseball. He is one of the New York Yankees’ greatest legends, and one of the most important players to don the Yankees uniform.