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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2015 Topps Museum Collection Green #64 Joe DiMaggio 199 - NM-MT
$10.00

1977 Sportscaster Finland Baseball Card - JOE DIMAGGIO - Rare Finnish Version
$23.95

Joe Dimaggio 1980 Superstar ** Autograph ** SGC Authentic
$189.99

1939 PLAY BALL NO. 26 JOE DIMAGGIO SGC 86 NEAR MINT + YANKEE
$1,895.00

1940 Play Ball #1 Joe DiMaggio PSA 4 VG-EX
$1,046.50

2004 Upper Deck SP #57 JOE DIMAGGIO Yankees PSA 10 Legendary Cuts
$19.44

2001 UD Sweet Spot, Joe Dimaggio Game Used Jersey - #J-JD PSA 9! Yankees!
$199.99

Joe Dimaggio PSA 1946 Propagandas Montiel graded card #58 Yankees Ebay only one
$295.00

1950 All Stars Joe Dimaggio by Garden City Publishing Company
$279.99

1964 Joe DiMaggio HOF Plaque Postcard Signed AUTO Autograph JSA SGC
$199.99

1989 STARTING LINEUP JOE DIMAGGIO CARD + GOLD FOIL PROMO 5CT+5 EARL80'S YANKEES
$14.41

1989 STARTING LINEUP CARD JOE DIMAGGIO MT +1980 CRAMER + 1983 TCMA+ GOLD YANKEES
$13.31

1989 STARTING LINEUP JOE DIMAGGIO CARD + GOLD FOIL PROMO + 6 HARD YANKEES NY
$13.31

1951 World Series Ticket Stub Game 4 Joe DiMaggio Last Home Run
$297.50

1940 Play Ball 1986 REPRINT SET 1-240 Joe DiMaggio Ted Williams
$39.95

2008 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Memorabilia Red #JD Joe DiMaggio 2 25
$52.95
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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 RARE VINTAGE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CUT AUTO ENCAPSULATED PSA DNA
$129.99

JOE DIMAGGIO PSA DNA SIGNED VINTAGE PHOTO POSTCARD AUTOGRAPH
$280.00

Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Signed Autograph Official AL Baseball JSA LOA
$499.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed Limited Edition Baseball Photo Print JSA LOA!
$199.96

1964 Joe DiMaggio HOF Plaque Postcard Signed AUTO Autograph JSA SGC
$199.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed 1973 4 x 6 Letter Note with JSA authentication
$199.95

1969 Hall Of Fame Induction Day Signed Baseball Joe Dimaggio 18 Signatures PSA
$1,499.99

Rare Joe Dimaggio World War 2 Game Used 5th Air Force Signed Baseball PSA DNA
$2,499.99

Dave Righetti Signed New York Yankees Joe Dimaggio Baseball JSA H39627
$99.00

Joe DiMaggio Single Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball AUTO JSA LOA NY Yankees HOF
$899.99

DOLPH CAMILLI JOE DIMAGGIO Signed by Camilli 8x10 Baseball Photo-JSA Holo. Auth.
$28.95

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed Photo PSA DNA #83158682
$299.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed 1960's AL Cronin Baseball PSA DNA #K39334
$499.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed NL Giles Baseball PSA DNA #P00409
$599.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed AL Baseball HOF 55 PSA DNA #P04341
$795.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed 1940's AL Harridge Baseball PSA DNA #K39915
$995.00
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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.

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