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 102 199 Yankees B59040
$19.97
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JOE DIMAGGIO BASEBALL CARD LOT (12 CARDS) BOWERY
$12.95
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2003 UPPER DECK PLAY BALL 1941 REPRINTS #R3 JOE DiMAGGIO PSA 10 B1530025
$10.99
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2008 UPPER DECK LEGACY-1940'S #1439 JOE DiMAGGIO HOF POP 1 PSA 10 B1746687-767
$14.99
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2009 Upper Deck Lot Of 100 Joe Dimaggio Numbered Baseball Cards
$35.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO 2012 TRIBUTE BLUE 107 199
$14.99
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2012 TOPPS JOE DIMAGGIO SP VARIATION SHORT PRINT # 30 NEW YORK YANKEES
$17.00
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1979 TCMA #1 JOE DIMAGGIO NEW YORK YANKEES NYY HOF HALL OF FAMER NM-MT FREE SHIP
$14.99
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Joe Dimaggio autograph auto 1992 Score Graded PSA
$122.00
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1950 CALLAHAN JOE DIMAGGIO PSA 8 ULTRA-RARE SP 1955! SPECTACULAR AND HIGH-END
$579.99
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Joe DiMaggio 2004 Upper Deck Headliners Jersey 6 100
$150.00
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1963 PSA 10 GAD FUN Joe Nuxhall & PSA 9 GAD FUN Joe Dimaggio
$65.00
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Joe DiMaggio 2014 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed auto card 1 1 NY Yankees
$295.00
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1941 PLAY BALL R336 #71 JOE DIMAGGIO REPRINT W ORIGINAL 1941 WHEAT PENNY! RARE!
$12.99
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2001 UPPER DEDK HALL OF FAMERS JOE DIMAGGIO CERTIFIED GAME JERSEY
$34.99
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1960 NU-CARD BASEBALL HI-LITES # 7 Joe DiMaggio - 'Comes Thru' Yankees Vintage
$24.95
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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

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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 signed 8x10 photo PSA
$99.00
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PSA Cert Signed Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Legend HOF Framed Photo Display
$279.99
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NY Yankees Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed OAL Baseball JSA PSA DNA Authentic
$499.99
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Joe DiMaggio Dickey Crosetti Rizzuto Henrich Signed Autographed Display PSA DNA
$399.99
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO AUTHENTIC SIGNED HOF PLAQUE PSA DNA SLABBED #J00817
$299.99
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Joe Dimaggio Yankees Signed Auto Check PSA DNA COA
$499.99
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JOE DiMAGGIO YANKEES RARE "#5" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL PSA DNA T70088
$552.47
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JOE DiMAGGIO "YANKEES CLIPPER" INSCRIPTION SIGNED BASEBALL PSA DNA T70090
$779.97
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Joe DiMaggio Signed Baseball w Rare "Yankee Clipper" Inscp PSA DNA LOA
$399.99
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JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED INDEX CARD PSA DNA 83509784
$159.99
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1940 Play Ball Reprint Joe DiMaggio Signed Card #1 Yankees PSA DNA Auto DI28584
$169.99
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MICKEY MANTLE & JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED BASEBALL BECKETT MAGAZINE PSA DNA V11046
$714.97
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JSA Authentic Signed Joe DiMaggio Framed Matted Vintage 1971 Newspaper Auto
$255.00
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BABE RUTH AUTO SIGNED PSA DNA JOE DIMAGGIO,BILL TERRY,ED BARROW,JAKE RUPPERT
$1,335.00
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Joe DiMaggio Hank Aaron "Kayo" Tobin Signed 1964 Banquet Program JSA Certified
$179.99
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Joe DiMaggio & Robert Stephen Simon signed lithograph NY New York Yankees JSA
$711.11
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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. 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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