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.

1938 Goudey Heads Up Joe DiMaggio 250 243x300 Image1938 Goudey Heads Up Joe DiMaggio 274 242x300 Image

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.

1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio RC 26 233x300 Image

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1937 Wheaties Series 6 Baseball Card #11 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees
$149.75
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1947 Bond Bread Set Joe DiMaggio Yankees SGC 86
$1,999.99
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2007 eTopps VIP Promo #408 Joe Dimaggio New York Yankees PSA 9 Refractor
$25.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO 2014 PANINI IMMACULATE BASEBALL THE GREATEST BAT CARD #d YANKEES
$33.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO CERTIFIED PSA ON CARD AUTOGRAPH AUTO 1995 SIGNATURE ROOKIES YANKEES
$217.95
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Joe Dimaggio Johnny Bench 8 Card Star Lot
$11.99
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Joe DiMaggio Original 2012 ACEO Sketch Card 1 1 By William Zavala
$125.00
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NY Yankees Mickey Mantle Roger Maris Joe Dimaggio Ballstreet Platinum card set
$15.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO 2007 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS GAME USED BAT CARD #D 36 36 SEE PICTURES.
$249.99
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2001 Upper Deck Ovation A Piece of History Game Used Bat Joe DiMaggio Yankees
$119.99
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JOE DIMAGGIO 2004 UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT CLASSICS GAME USED WOOL FLANNEL JERSEY
$64.99
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Joe DiMaggio Pinnacle limited edition baseball card set from 1993. Mint. Tin box
$15.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO 1936 WORLD WIDE GUM RC SGC 30 2 V355
$5,500.00
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Joe DiMaggio 7x5 1940s Photo Mint
$74.99
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2006 Upper Deck Epic Materials Joe Dimaggio jersey #D66 173 #EM-JD2 *37674
$50.99
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2012 NATIONAL TREASURES JOE DIMAGGIO AUTO JUMBO PATCH BOOKLET 4 5!!
$975.00
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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

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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 Signed Marlins Inaugural Program 4 5 93 PSA Genuine Autograph Yanks
$99.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA BASEBALL YANKEES K58097
$499.99
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JOE DIMAGGIO YANKEE CLIPPER AUTOGRAPHED HAND SIGNED BANK CHECK PSA DNA GUARANTEE
$599.99
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Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed AL Baseball To Jim PSA DNA #S14847
$499.00
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Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed AL Baseball PSA DNA #S02847
$529.00
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Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed Baseball Yankee Clipper PSA DNA #S02852
$799.00
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JOE DiMAGGIO 56 Game Hit Streak SIGNED Limited Ed Custom Framed Photo JSA
$999.99
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Multi Signed Album Book Joe Dimaggio,Grove,Medwick,Dickey,Rolfe,etc.-JSA #Y28804
$495.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 11X14 PHOTO PRINT PSA COA JSA GEM MINT 10
$349.99
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Joe DiMaggio Handwritten Signed Diary Page w Padded Display Book - Steiner COA
$299.00
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AUTOGRAPHED JOE DiMAGGIO PSA DNA CUT HALL OF FAME NEW YORK YANKEE SIGNED
$179.99
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Joe Dimaggio Hand Signed Autographed Rookie REPRINT 1938 Goudey Heads Up PSA DNA
$299.99
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Joe Dimaggio Hand Signed Autographed REPRINT 1941 Play Ball PSA DNA
$299.99
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JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1969 NY NEWS MAGAZINE NY YANKEES JSA Y21553
$349.00
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Joe & Dom DiMaggio Signed Autographed Baseball Lot PSA DNA Pre-Certified READ!
$424.95
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JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OAL BASEBALL PSA DNA GRADED 8.5 WITH 9 AUTOGRAPH
$725.00
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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. As an adult, 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.

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