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 RC #26

As his only official 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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2011 Topps Tier One Blue #1 Joe DiMaggio 163 199
$19.99
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2012 National Treasures Jersey Relic JOE DIMAGGIO New York Yankees 44 49 HOF
$99.95
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1972 The Bowery Bank Joe DiMaggio PSA 8
$22.00
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joe dimaggio signed baseball 1994 world series ball RARE! hof55!
$550.00
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2011 JOE DIMAGGIO #US18 COGNAC DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY NEW YORK YANKEES HOFer
$11.95
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2011 Topps Marquee Gold #90 Joe DiMaggio 2 99
$10.50
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1983 ASA Joe DiMaggio #8 Joe DiMaggio 1950 Spring Training Yankees B49415
$19.97
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2012 Panini Cooperstown #113 Joe DiMaggio Lot of 6 Yankees B52339
$14.97
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1983 TCMA Playball 1942 #2 Joe DiMaggio Yankees B49478
$19.97
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Baseball Cards And Picture Plaque Joe DiMaggio Mickey Mantle Ted Williams HOF
$19.99
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2012 TOPPS JOE DIMAGGIO RETIRED RINGS #569 736
$31.99
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Joe Dimaggio pinnacle 1993 full set
$20.00
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1961 Nu Card Scoops # 467 Joe DiMaggio Comes Thru MINT PSA 9
$125.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO MICKEY MANTLE UD ULTIMATE DUAL PATCH 50 50
$399.95
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JOE DIMAGGIO 2014 GYPSY QUEEN MINI MAGENTA PRINTING PLATE 1 OF 1 YANKEES
$13.27
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1960 NU-CARD BASEBALL HI-LITES #38 JOE DiMAGGIO HITS.. POP 4 PSA 9 B1543021
$427.99
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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 "Yankee Clipper" AUTOGRAPHED Signed Photo PSA DNA Certified HOF
$599.00
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Joe Dimaggio Yankees Autographed Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA Certified Authentic
$275.00
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Mickey Mantle Whitey Ford Joe Dimaggio Billy Martin Signed 11x14 Photo PSA DNA
$1,295.00
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MICKEY MANTLE JOE DIMAGGIO TED WILLIAMS SIGNED BASEBALL AUTO OAL PSA DNA
$355.00
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Joe Dimaggio Signed Framed 30x37 Lithograph Display PSA DNA Yankees Ron Lewis
$562.49
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Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed AUTO 8x10 Photo PSA DNA 10 GEM MINT
$150.00
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Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams Signed 8x10 JSA
$325.00
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTHENTIC ALL STAR BASEBALL PSA DNA #G59441
$799.99
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Joe DiMaggio and Bill Dickey PSA DNA Signed 8x10 Framed Photo N.Y. Yankees Auto
$629.95
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Joe DiMaggio Signed 1987 All Star Game Program PSA DNA COA Autograph Yankees MLB
$499.99
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Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Signed 11x14 Graded 10,9,10 PSA DNA
$1,399.99
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1990 CHECK "JOSEPH DIMAGGIO" PSA SLABBED
$699.99
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED 1989 CHECK "JOSEPH DIMAGGIO" PSA SLABBED
$699.99
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HOF Team Signed Baseball JSA HANK GREENBERG JOE CRONIN DIMAGGIO TED KLUSZEWSKI
$980.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO IN A BEAUTIFUL FRAME SUPER RARE SIGNED CARD PHOTO JSA CERTIFICATE
$199.00
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Stunning 1937 Type 1 Photo of Joe Dimaggio Signed in Hospital JSA Auto Autograph
$379.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a life-long sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as college basketball and 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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