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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Joe DiMaggio Game-Used Jersey - 2006 U D Epic Material #EM-JD3 RARE SER#11 25
$69.95
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1975 Shakey's Pizza JOE DiMAGGIO New York NY Yankees HOF West Coast Greats HOF
$12.99
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2002 UPPER DECK JOE DIMAGGIO WORLD SERIES HEROES GAME USED BAT
$100.00
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2002 DIAMOND CONNECTION JOE DIMAGGIO MARK MCGWIRE KEN GRIFFEY SOSA QUAD BAT
$50.00
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2002 UPPER DECK ROOKIE UPDATE JOE DIMAGGIO STAR TRIBUTES GAME USED PANTS JERSEY
$100.00
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2001 Sweet Spot Joe DiMaggio GU JERSEY RELIC BGS 8.5 HOF YANKEES
$99.99
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1993 Pinnacle #27 Joe DiMaggio BGS 9.5 GEM MINT Chasing Babe Ruth
$24.99
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2008 JOE DiMAGGIO UD Yankee Stadium Legacy
$11.95
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2014 PSA National NSCC Promo 1936 Diamond Stars Joe Dimaggio
$30.00
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1961 NU-CARD SCOOPS 'JOE DIMAGGIO HITS IN 56 STRAIGHT GAMES' PSA 8 NM-MT #438
$45.00
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2012 Panini Golden Age #42 Joe DiMaggio Lot of 9 B53460
$26.97
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1993 pinnacle joe dimaggio tin
$17.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO 2001 SPX WINNING MATERIALS JERSEY BAT YANKEES
$66.96
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1937 O-Pee-Chee #118 Joe DiMaggio SGC 96 MINT
$119,000.00
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1969 Anderson Oakland A's Complete Set Baseball #1 PSA Registry Joe DiMaggio
$1,250.00
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Joe DiMaggio 1979 TCMA When living was considered one of the greatest players.
$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 Cut Signature Image

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 INDEX CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPH HOF YANKEES
$214.99
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MICKEY MANTLE - JOE DIMAGGIO - TED WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BALL **PSA DNA**
$2,999.00
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Signed 8 X 10 Slabbed Joe DiMaggio PSA DNA Grade 8 NM-M
$787.50
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Joe DiMaggio 1977 Yankees PSA DNA Signed Autographed Auto 83556012
$299.99
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Joe DiMaggio Signed 3x5 PSA DNA Certified Blue Ink Excellent Condition
$155.00
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JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO ROOKIE YEAR 1936 STEINER
$409.95
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JOE DiMAGGIO SIGNED FRAMED YANKEES POSTCARD W MAGAZINE COVER PSA DNA #E45615
$499.00
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Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees HOF Signed Autographed Letter 8x10 PSA # R65353
$329.99
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Joe Dimaggio signed baseball PSA DNA 6.5
$285.00
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PERFECT JSA GEM MINT JOE DIMAGGIO INSC "HOF 55" SIGNED AUTO AL BASEBALL
$1,395.00
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Joe DiMaggio Dom DiMaggio Scorecard Signed Auto Autograph PSA DNA JSA Yankees
$349.99
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTHENTIC OAL BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W00395
$799.99
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JOE DIMAGGIO "YANKEE CLIPPER" SIGNED DIMAGGIO PHOTOBALL BASEBALL PSA DNA #W00397
$899.99
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MICKEY MANTLE, TED WILLIAMS & JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA #W00406
$1,499.99
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO "HOF 55" SIGNED AUTHENTIC OAL BASEBALL 60 361 PSA #W00398
$999.99
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YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTHENTIC OAL MACPHAIL BASEBALL PSA DNA #W00396
$999.99
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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. 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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