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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1938 Goudey 250 Joe DiMaggio PSA 2.5 (8897)
$1,350.00

1948 Leaf 1 Joe DiMaggio PSA 6 (9411)
$2,950.00

Joe DiMaggio B&W House of Jazz regional issue card. NMor better. Yankees HOF
$103.75

Joe Dimaggo 17x11 Print - "A Tribute to Joe DiMaggio on His 70th Birthday"
$19.50

Joe DiMaggio Game-Used Jersey - 2006 U D Epic Material #EM-JD1 RARE Ser#10 15
$69.99

1992 (BB) Score DiMaggio #5 Joe DiMaggio The Legend - NM-MT
$10.65

2005 Sweet Spot Classic Patches Joe Dimaggio Jumbo Patch 33 38
$850.00

TED WILLIAMS JOE DIMAGGIO 2014 PRODIGIES DUAL CUT AUTO PROTOTYPE DISPLAY PIECE
$13.95

2001 Upper Deck Joe DiMaggio Pinstripe Exclusives Bat Card NRMT LTD 47 100
$89.99

BABE RUTH GAME USED BAT + Derek Jeter JOE DIMAGGIO JERSEY + MICKEY MANTLE WORN
$189.95

1940 Play Ball #1 Joe Dimaggio HOF Yankees PSA 1 !!
$399.00

JOE DIMAGGIO 1993 PINNACLE#25 BCCG 10 MINT OR BETTER
$19.99

JOE DIMAGGIO 1993 PINNACLE#25 BCCG 10 MINT OR BETTER
$14.99

1993 SCORE PINNACLE JOE DIMAGGIO 30 CARD SET - SEALED
$14.99

1969 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Ajman Oversized Baseball Stamp
$19.20

2012 Topps Triple Threads Emerald #30 Joe DiMaggio 119 250
$10.00
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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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H.O.F. Induction of Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio JSA COA Signed.
$749.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed Baseball JSA LOA AMAZING*
$649.95

Joe Dimaggio Yankees Signed Rawlings Major League Baseball PSA DNA Cube COA
$499.99

JOE DiMAGGIO Signed NY Yankees MLB New Era 7 1 4 Hat. NEW With Tags. JSA LETTER
$104.13

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed 11x14 Framed Photo PSA DNA LOA NY Yankees
$499.99

(4) 1942 World Series tickets-Joe Dimaggio signed- Full JSA Coa
$2,300.00

JOE DIMAGGIO PSA DNA SIGNED PERSONAL CHECK, CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED
$137.50

Joe Dimaggio Hand signed 8x10 PSA DNA Full Letter Yankees w Frame
$229.99

New York Yankees Joe Dimaggio signed Yankee Legend Litho w James Spence(JSA) LOA
$260.00

Joe Krakauskas Joe DiMaggio's last hit in streak signed autographed cut JSA SGC
$139.99

Joe & Dom DiMaggio Dual Signed 11x14 Framed Photo AUTO PSA DNA LOA Yankees HOF
$399.07

Joe DiMaggio Signed 6x30 Metal Street Sign AUTO PSA DNA LOA NY Yankees HOF
$699.07

Al Gionfriddo Signed 8x10 Brooklyn Dodgers Joe DiMaggio James Spence (JSA)
$20.00

VINTAGE JOE DIMAGGIO & TED WILLIAMS SIGNED-AUTOGRAPHED B W NEWSPAPER JSA ALOA
$287.99

JOE DIMAGGIO 1960`S JSA AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL SIGNED
$400.00

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED GOLD HOF PLAQUE AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$199.00
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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. 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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