Joe DiMaggio Cards and Memorabilia Guide

Joe DiMaggio

Date of Birth: 11/25/1914
Rookie Card Year: 1939
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

Joe DiMaggio is another in the line of legendary players that formerly patrolled the outfield for the New York Yankees. The center fielder played his entire 13-year career with the Yankees and is most known for his 56-game hitting streak that still stands today. His elite play and mainstream relevance ensures that Joe DiMaggio cards and memorabilia will remain popular with collectors.

In addition to the aforementioned hitting streak, Joe DiMaggio was a 13-time All-Star, three-time AL MVP and part of nine World Series titles with the Yankees. Widely known as "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper," DiMaggio was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

While 13 seasons does not sound like a lot for a Hall of Fame player, Joe DiMaggio lost three seasons in his prime (1943-1945), because he was enlisted in the US Air Force for the end of World War II. He never saw combat and was stationed in the U.S. the entire time. Outside of the diamond, DiMaggio was also well-known for his on-and-off relationship with Marilyn Monroe and has been featured in many avenues of pop culture. He died in 1999 from lung cancer at the age of 84.

Although he started his MLB career in 1936, Joe DiMaggio's rookie card was not released until 1939. There were multiple cards released before then, which includes his 1936 R312 Pastel and his 1936 World Wide Gum #51 card. Many collectors treat these as his true rookie cards.

Joe DiMaggio Rookie Card Checklist

1938 Goudey Heads-Up Joe DiMaggio #250, #274

1938 Goudey Heads-Up offers collectors a unique and slightly creepy option for early Joe DiMaggio cards. His official rookie card would not be released for another year. The two cards are basically the same, except card #274 has additional captions around the image of DiMaggio.

1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #26

With many considering this to be his rookie card, 1939 Play Ball remains one of the top Joe DiMaggio cards available. Featuring a black-and-white image and nothing else on the front, high grade versions of this basic card can push well into the four figures.

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UNKNOWN JOE DIMAGGIO "K" CARD, NEW YORK YANKEES, HOF
$279.20

JOE DIMAGGIO INDEX CARD PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR711
$249.99

1976 Eddie Sargent 32 Stamps Series 1 Uncut Sheet Joe DiMaggio Neil Armstrong
$149.00

1961 NuCard Scoops #467 Joe DiMaggio {(Four Homers) EXMT J931761
$19.25

2015 Topps Baseball Royalty Joe DiMaggio #BR-4 Yankees PSA 10 GEM MINT Pop 1
$15.99

1961 SCOOPS BASEBALL CARDS (2) #438 & #467 JOE DIMAGGIO
$49.00

JOE DiMAGGIO YANKEES VINTAGE BASEBALL PHOTO J.D. McCARTHY
$12.95

Mickey Mantle Cards Lot of 8 from Topps Upper Deck + 2 Joe DiMaggio NY Yankees
$19.95

Topps Sports Artist Hobrecht 24" Canvas Print of New York Yankees Joe DiMaggio
$149.99

Old Joe DiMaggio Baseball Card 1940 Play Ball
$29.00

Old Joe DiMaggio Baseball Card Unknown Year
$44.00

2001 SWEET SPOT JOE DIMAGGIO JERSEY CARD YANKEES
$70.00

2011 Topps Tier One 1 Base Joe DiMaggio 799 #1
$10.00

2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives - Joe DiMaggio Gamed Used Jersey # 100
$87.97

1933 -36 Zeenut Zee Nut Joe DiMaggio PSA A Graded Card
$7,850.00

1941 Play Ball #71 Joe Dimaggio - SGC 10 1 (DS430)
$460.00
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Autograph Guide

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Joe DiMaggio autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Joe DiMaggio Cut Signature Exemplar

Joe DiMaggio Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Joe DiMaggio signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. The long signature begins a large cursive "J"
  2. The pen lifts and then adds the "o-e"
  3. Next, a cursive "D" starts the last name
  4. The pen lifts again and the "i" is implied as it transitions into the "m"
  5. The remaining letters - "a-g-g-i-o" - are all legible
  6. Both of the "i" letters are dotted and another dot can usually be seen below the second "i"

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JOE DIMAGGIO INDEX CARD PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR711
$249.99

Stan Musial SIGNED 16X20 Photo JSA COA Joe DiMaggio St. Louis Cardinals HOF
$129.99

Joe DiMaggio & 4 Others Signed Hall Of Fame Game Ball Psa Dna Letter
$424.99

JOE DIMAGGIO MICKEY MANTLE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO FRAMED PSA DNA #Z05062
$499.99

Joe DiMaggio & Hall of Famers 23 Signed Autographed Baseball w JSA COA BB 301
$2,099.98

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed 5.5x8.5 Program New York Yankees PSA DNA #B88753
$149.00

1947 NEW YORK YANKEES TEAM SIGNED BASEBALL JSA LOA JOE DIMAGGIO REYNOLDS RIZZUTO
$53.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Softcover Book AUTO Autograph PSA DNA LOA NY Yankees HOF
$42.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Robert Simon Poster - JSA Letter of Authenticity
$264.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Me and Joe DiMaggio Book Auto JSA Auction Certified
$135.00

Joe DiMaggio NY Yankees Signed 11x14 framed photo autograph HOF JSA
$299.99

JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED FRAMED YANKEES INDEX CARD W MAGAZINE COVER PSA DNA #B30553
$399.00

JOE DIMAGGIO NEW YORK YANKEES Signed 18x24 LITHOGRAPH 900 JSA LOA RARE!
$472.50

JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED FRAMED YANKEES POSTCARD W MAGAZINE COVER PSA DNA #81934077
$499.00

JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED FRAMED YANKEES PHOTO W MAGAZINE COVER PSA DNA #81578189
$449.00

Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Signed 25x32 Yankee Legends Photo PSA LOA
$299.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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