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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1947 Homogenized Bond Bread Joe Dimaggio - SGC 84+ Outstanding condition!
$950.00

2002 #NoN Cal Ripken Jr Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Morgan 85 READ Jr. Card 0a7
$13.00

1983 TCMA 1942 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #2 Yankees Baseball Card NM+
$10.25

2012 PANINI GOLDEN AGE JOE DIMAGGIO SHORT PRINT 42-SP RARE CARD YANKEES HOF!
$39.99

BABE RUTH TY COBB JOE DIMAGGIO1RARE MINT SET NEW1963Baseball Football+Sports Old
$195.00

2008 UD Masterpieces Joe Dimaggio SP SGC 100 PRISTINE POP ONLY 1 Yankees
$24.99

JOE DIMAGGIO,BOB FELLER 8 X 10 AUTO SIGNED COA BOTH HALL OF FAMER
$169.49

1948 Swell Sport Thrills #16 Joe DiMaggio Gordon Ted Williams PSA 4.5
$215.99

Lot 25 Different JOE DIMAGGIO Retro Baseball Cards - New York NY Yankees HOF
$12.99

Joe DiMaggio 2003 Upper Deck Finite First Class Game Pants Short Print
$80.00

2014 Panini Hall of Fame Red Shield #28 Joe DiMaggio 50 New York Yankees 2f9
$14.99

JOE DiMAGGIO (#12 20) 2016 Panini Flawless Diamond Gem Encased Card - NY Yankees
$125.00

2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Green Paper Framed #108 Joe DiMaggio 75 Card 2u4
$13.24

joe dimaggio
$39.99

1941 Joe DiMaggio's Streak Photo - 54th straight hit - Additional ship free
$19.00

1941 Joe DiMaggio's Streak Photo Record 56th straight hit Additional ship free
$25.00
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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 Commemorative Last Signed Autographed Baseball PSA DNA QuickOpinion
$5,000.00

1938 * Rare TY COBB & JOE DiMAGGIO Multi Signed * PSA DNA JSA 5 EX MLB Baseball
$1,900.00

Joe DiMaggio & Robert Stephen Simon signed lithograph NY New York Yankees JSA
$799.00

Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Willie Mays Duke Snider Signed Baseball JSA #Y69785
$1,799.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed Official American League Baseball PSA DNA COA
$489.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed Official American League Baseball PSA DNA
$499.00

1960's Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed American League Cronin Baseball PSA DNA
$499.00

Beautiful Frankie Frisch Ted Williams Joe DiMaggio HOF Signed AL Baseball PSA
$1,995.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed 8x10 Photo (PSA DNA)
$279.00

Mickey Mantle 1951-1968 Joe Dimaggio PSA DNA signed auto 22x28 Yankees poster
$1,299.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Scoreboard Signing Autograph Contract NY Yankees 1 1 Steiner
$399.99

MICKEY MANTLE TED WILLIAMS JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 16X20 PHOTO FRAMED JSA
$2,999.00

Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio Signed 8 x 10 JSA Auto Red Sox Yankees
$505.56

JOE DIMAGGIO YANKEES AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OAL MACPHAIL BASEBALL JSA "BEST WISHES"
$463.96

JOE DIMAGGIO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 3X5*** PSA BOLD CERTIFIED SLABBED 1955 HOF D1999
$115.00

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED PHOTO BASEBALL INSCRIBED YANKEE CLIPPER PSA DNA TRISTAR 1 1
$645.00
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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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