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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1970 SPORTS OLD-TIMER POSTCARDS #10 JOE DiMAGGIO HOF POP 6 PSA 8 B1677657-923
$14.99

1936 R312 Pastel Starter Set Joe DiMaggio Bill Dickey x11 8000
$950.00

Joe Dimaggio 1993 Pinnacle Dimaggio Autographs #1 PSA DNA Encapsulated
$350.00

1949 Leaf #1 JOE DIMAGGIO |1948 Yankees |Centered | VN Front | Back MK | BVG 1.5
$905.86

Lot of (50) 1939 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio Reprints
$16.99

Lot of (50) 1938 Goudey Joe DiMaggio Reprints
$21.24

Rare 1983 THE JOE DiMAGGIO STORY 12 Card SIGNED Set Yankees Fans MUST L@@K
$250.00

AUTHENTIC TRIMMED JOE DiMAGGIO HOF BASEBALL CARD #1 VINTAGE 1948 LEAF *MUST READ
$188.60

SGC 60 JOE DIMAGGIO 1948 LEAF #1 NICE LOOKING CARD YANKEES LEGEND HOF AMAZING
$2,499.99

1961 NU-CARD #467 JOE DIMAGGIO EXMT *183114
$20.00

1961 NU-CARD #438 JOE DIMAGGIO EXMT *183107
$35.00

2003 Upper Deck UD Finite First Class Authentic Game Worn Jersey Joe DiMaggio
$49.99

#1 1 JOE DIMAGGIO 2008 TRIPLE THREADS GAME USED BAT BARREL DUAL JERSEY YANKEES !
$8,999.99

2012 Hits Memorabilia Joe Dimaggio Prime Booklets Auto 1 1
$425.00

Vtg 1980s The Life of Joe DiMaggio 12 Baseball Cards Collectors Marketing Sealed
$11.97

1992 Score DiMaggio #5 Joe DiMaggio The Legend B76 012
$11.23
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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 CASEY STENGEL SIGNED ENVELOPE PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$218.70

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED 1983 METALLIC HOF PLAQUE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$249.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed 11x14 Artist Image PSA DNA
$209.99

Joe DiMaggio Vintage Signed Autographed OAL Baseball PSA DNA
$499.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed OAL MacPhail Baseball PSA DNA
$499.99

Signed Joe DiMaggio Index Card w Baseball Magazine Cover from 1936 PSA DNA
$110.00

JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 1946 COLLIERS MAGAZINE NY YANKEES JSA Y05373
$408.59

JOE DIMAGGIO TED WILLIAMS GEORGE BUSH SIGNED 20X24 FRAMED 16X20 PHOTO JSA NICE
$1,500.00

RARE- DOM DiMAGGIO signed Joe DiMaggio Commemorative baseball- JSA F42744
$159.00

PSA DNA SIGNED JOE DIMAGGIO VINTAGE 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH YANKEES HOF LOA AUTO
$149.99

MINT PSA JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED "HOF 55" OAL BASEBALL
$799.99

BEAUTIFUL JSA JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL
$599.99

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA PSA
$439.99

Joe DiMaggio signed 16x20 photo! New York Yankees! FULL JSA LOA!
$399.99

Yankees Joe DiMaggio HOF 55 Signed Baseball with PSA DNA Letter
$699.99

JOE DIMAGGIO & PHIL RIZZUTO YANKEES DUAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH FRAMED SILK CACHET JSA
$556.76
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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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