July 7, 2011 BY John Kim
Since taking the field in 1996, Derek Jeter’s career has been filled with spectacular moments, hinting at an apparent greatness that reflects the proud pedigree of Yankee pinstripes. Jeter has five World Series Championship rings to go alongside his 11 All-Star Game appearances, five Gold Glove awards, four Silver Slugger awards, and he’s about to add to that list of Hall-of-Fame lock achievements by smacking his 3,000th hit of his career. He’s just three hits away from reaching that milestone, and when he does inevitably reach that mark, he’ll be wearing some sick on-field gear courtesy of Jordan Brand.
The Jordan Brand DJ3K Collection features a ‘Defining Moments’ theme of Black and Metallic Gold, give to the Jordan Jeter Cut Cleat and special edition Jordan Brand batting gloves. The Cleats feature a number of personal details, like his High School and professional jersey number on the inner tongues of both shoes, a custom insole featuring a personal contract between he and his father, drafted before High School, and Jeter’s response to that contract – ‘I Agree’ – on the inner tongue label. Other items of this collection feature a special PE colorway of the Jordan Jeter Cut Trainer in a colorway commemorating Kalamazoo Central High School as well as two special 3,000-hit t-shirts in Yankee-derived colorways. Check out the entire collection below and be sure to tune into Yankee baseball to catch Derek Jeter against the Tampa Bay Rays as he strives to join one of the most exclusive clubs in professional sports, and check back with Sneaker News for possible release information.