Throughout the years, Derek Jeter has been on the cover of multiple magazines, from GQ to Sports Illustrated. However, Jeter made it on the cover of The New Yorker and the fan-art was done by a Red Sox Fan!
Mark Ulriksen painted a portrait of Jeter tipping his cap to the crowd in Babe Ruth fashion, but he admitted that it wasn’t easy painting the portrait, considering he’s not a fan of the New York Yankees.
“Derek Jeter presents a conundrum for a Red Sox fan like me,” Ulriksen said on the New Yorker website. “I loathe the Yankees, but I appreciate and respect Jeter.
“He’s a classic — humble, consistently spectacular, both at bat and in the field,” Ulriksen added. “When he arrived 20 years ago, he helped to make the Yankees the best team in baseball (again!) for too many seasons. Commemorating his career with a farewell cover is something that I’m sure even the Red Sox Nation can forgive me for.”
Jeter is slated to retire following the 2014 season after a Hall-Of-Fame 20-year career, which includes Jeter joining the 3,000 hits club.