“Feel Like That’s Light”: Aaron Judge Was Left Unfazed by $50,000 Sale of a Mercurial Derek Jeter Item in 2022

Published 02/05/2023, 1:10 PM EST

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Limited edition releases and collaborations with popular sports brands can drive up demand and create a sense of exclusivity. Ultimately, the combination of style, deep connection to a particular player, and scarcity makes MLB player sneakers highly sought after by fans and sneaker enthusiasts, which in the end drives up the prices.

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Enter Derek Jeter, who used to be New York’s heart once upon a time. His iconic status as an athlete is nothing short of legendary, even to this day. The true embodiment of a Yankee has his own collaboration with Adidas. Hence, special editions of his sneakers can go up to an insurmountable price. Now comes Aaron Judge, an avid sports gear enthusiast as well as a Derek Jeter fanboy. He agreed that even staggering prices seem fit for the legendary athlete’s sneakers. Let’s see what he had to say, shall we?

Aaron Judge thinks the price for the iconic sneakers is light 

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When asked about the $50,000 price tag for Jeter’s iconic suede Jordan 11 sneakers, former Yankee and sneaker aficionado Judge was unfazed. He saw the sky-high cost as par for the course in the rapidly growing world of sneakers. In his own words, “It’s not crazy you know I’ve seen this sneaker game grow over the years and you know especially something iconic like that you know and the captain man… 50,000 I feel like that’s light”

After all, Jeter is a legendary figure in sports, and his number ‘2’ on the back of the shoes only adds to their appeal. 

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Judge, who is a fan of Jeter and has seen his own memorabilia sell for tens of thousands of dollars, sees $50,000 as a light price for such a limited-edition piece, especially when it’s related to the enduring allure of an iconic player.

Judge turned into a fanboy over the sneakers 

Notable, Aaron Judge is now the 16th captain of the Yankees. The captain was asked about what he would do with the previous captain’s Derek Jeter suede Jordan sneakers if he had the chance to buy them. The phenom couldn’t contain his excitement. He said that he would undoubtedly keep the sneakers on display in his closet and show them off to his friends.

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Judge, who idolizes Jeter, is not alone fanboying over the previous captain. It’s a common occurrence in the world of sports, but it’s heartwarming to see players pay homage to their heroes in such a tangible way. The thought of Judge admiring the sneakers is proof of the impact one athlete can have on another.

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Garima Verma

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Garima is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. She has recently graduated as a Master's student in Media and Communications. She is an avid reader and an ardent cinema fan.
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