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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000168 JOE DIMAGGIO Orange Back 1950 Micro Gumball r423 Card RARE
$25.00

TREASURES JOE DIMAGGIO TOMMY HENRICH DUAL GAME USED BAT #D 25 ALL-DECADE 1940
$199.99

000227 JOE DIMAGGIO Orange Back 1950 Micro Gumball r423 Card RARE
$25.00

1992 Score Dimaggio #1 Joe Dimaggio The Minors BGS 5 Excellent
$12.99

Joe Dimaggio 2008 Topps Triple Threads Relic "MVP HOF" 2 color GU Jersey Bat 36
$194.99

2016 DIAMOND KINGS JOE DiMAGGIO MASTERS OF THE GAME BAT CARD 3 10
$59.99

Joe DiMaggio 2001 Sweet Spot Game-Used Jersey Card J-JD
$19.95

1953 Baseball HOF 53-55 Artvue Type 1 Joe DiMaggio PSA 7 (4768)
$54.00

PINNACLE JOE DIMAGGIO EXCLUSIVE 30 CARD SET BRAND NEW
$19.00

2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives Joe DiMaggio Bat Card #ed 74 100
$69.95

2002 Upper Deck World Series Heroes DUKE SNIDER Jersey w JOE DiMAGGIO
$17.99

1995 Who's Who Baseball Game Card 4"x5" JOE DiMAGGIO
$30.00

JOE DiMAGGIO 1977 FINNISH #04-82 Sportscaster - Finland NEW YORK YANKEES
$29.99

JOE DiMAGGIO New York Yankees Exhibit Card
$20.00

Joe Dimaggio signed baseball card Autographed PSA Coa Loa
$100.99

1989 KENNER STARTING LINEUP Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio In Original Package B
$16.50
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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 SIGNED FRAMED YANKEES PHOTO W MAGAZINE COVER PSA DNA #81578189
$449.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Robert Simon Poster - JSA Letter of Authenticity
$264.99

Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Signed 25x32 Yankee Legends Photo PSA LOA
$299.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed Baseball PSA DNA #Q09946
$499.00

JOE DIMAGGIO MVP HOF YANKEES SIGNED AUTO MICKEY MANTLE JSA LOA "RARE"
$799.99

Joe Dimaggio signed baseball card Autographed PSA Coa Loa
$100.99

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed Matted 16x20 Photo Yankees PSA DNA #Z07598
$495.00

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

JOE DiMAGGIO AUTOGRAPH OAKLAND A'S TEAM SIGNED 1969 SCORECARD PSA DNA w LOA
$510.00

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED YANKEES 8X10 HOF INDUCTION DAY PHOTO JSA #X54955
$242.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Auto PSA DNA 11x14 Photo Yankees
$279.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Auto PSA DNA 11x14 Photo Yankees
$275.00

JOE DIMAGGIO AUTOGRAPH PHOTO, PSA DNA 12x15 FRAMED LOT, AUTO SIGNED YANKEES
$286.99

Joe DiMaggio & Johnny Mize 1951 Yankees JSA Authentic Signed 8X10 Photo 614
$349.99

Joe DiMaggio Yankees PSA DNA Signed Autographed Auto 83556023
$199.99

Joe DiMaggio Yankees PSA DNA Signed Autographed Auto 833556024
$199.99
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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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