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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JOE DIMAGGIO 1939 PLAY BALL BASEBALL HOF CARD #26 PSA 8
$4,500.00

JOE DIMAGGIO 1948 LEAF BASEBALL YANKEE CARD #1 PSA 8
$15,000.00

2012 Topps Tribute Joe Dimaggio World Series Game Used Bat #'d 06 25! Joltin Joe
$28.99

2001 SWEET SPOT JOE DIMAGGIO JERSEY CARD YANKEES
$70.00

JOE DIMAGGIO 2007 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS SAPPHIRE "56G" BAT RELICS "3 3" SEALS !!
$129.99

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

2009 Upper Deck Icons Legendary Icons #JD Joe DiMaggio 182 & 550 999 B67435
$15.97

1977 JIM ROWE 4-ON-1 EXHIBITS JOE DiMAGGIO-LOU GEHRIG POP 1 PSA 10 B2007412-084
$129.99

2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives - Joe DiMaggio Gamed Used Jersey # 100
$96.00

Joe Dimaggio Play Ball Streak #44 Box score UD CARD
$10.00

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

12 TOPPS TRIBUTE JOE DIMAGGIO GAME USED BAT RELIC #'D 06 25 BGS 9.0 MINT LEGEND
$200.00

2011 Topps Triple Threads Joe DiMaggio Platinum 1 1 BGS 9.5 Rare Insert SSP!
$425.00

BABE RUTH GAME USED BAT CARD + JOE DIMAGGIO TOPPS BAT + THURMAN MUNSON GU BAT
$187.95

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die Cut Joe Dimaggio
$19.95

2014 National Treasures All-Decade Joe Dimaggio Tommy Henrich Dual Bat #17 25
$40.00
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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 & Yogi Berra Signed Auto Baseball 35 251 Steiner Sticker BB 322 A
$999.97

High Grade Joe DiMaggio Signed Autograph OAL Baseball Ball Auto JSA #Y68258
$649.00

New York Yankees JOE DiMAGGIO Family Signed Wedding Invitation w Auto PSA DNA
$299.99

Stan Musial SIGNED 16X20 Photo JSA COA Joe DiMaggio St. Louis Cardinals HOF
$199.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Gold Glove Award Pamphlet JSA LOA
$143.96

Hall Of Fame Signed Ball Joe DiMaggio Spahn Feller Kaline Banks Psa Dna Letter
$475.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autograph OAL Baseball Ball Auto JSA #Y68257
$569.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autograph OAL Baseball Ball Auto JSA #Y68260
$659.00

GEM MINT Joe DiMaggio Signed Autograph OAL Baseball Ball Auto JSA #Y68259
$799.00

Dom, Joe DiMaggio & Ted Williams Signed 10x8 Photo PSA
$500.00

Joe DiMaggio & Hall of Famers 23 Signed Autographed Baseball w JSA COA BB 301
$2,999.97

JOE DiMAGGIO 24"x36" signed Poster - PSA DNA Rare
$199.99

1980 Baseball Immortals Joe DiMaggio Signed Card #75 Yankees PSA DNA Auto Slab
$169.99

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

Joe DiMaggio Ted Williams signed complete magazine NrMt JSA LOA
$150.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed 1980-1983 Pacific Legends Card PSA DNA #83712434
$199.00
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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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