Of all the honors Derek Jeter has received over the past year, the newest one may be the tastiest.
New York's famed Carnegie Deli has unveiled its tribute to the retired New York Yankees shortstop, and it's a doozy. The 'Derek Jeter Triple Club Sandwich' consists of layers upon layers of turkey topped with bacon, American cheese and iceberg lettuce. It's served on toasted white bread and is big enough for three people.
And get this -- it costs $28.
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The sandwich has lots of symbolism. Sarri Harper, the daughter of Carnegie owner Marian Levine, told the New York Daily News that the club has five ingredients because Jeter won five World Series titles. It's got two different meats because Jeter wore No. 2. And why American cheese? Because, according to Harper, "nothing is more American than baseball."
Carnegie Deli is known for naming sandwiches after famous New Yorkers, and its most popular item remains the Woody Allen, which consists of corn beef and pastrami. Unlike the Woody Allen, however, the 'Derek Jeter Triple Club Sandwich' may only have a limited run. For example, the Howard Cosell -- with a cut of tongue and a lot of bologna -- is no longer offered.