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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JOE DIMAGGIO 1992 SCORE AUTOGRAPH THE MVP Graded Mint 9 GMA 294 2500
$279.95

1952 BERK ROSS BASEBALL JOE DIMAGGIO GRADED PSA 1
$325.00

1992 Score DiMaggio #5 Joe DiMaggio The Legend B76012
$14.97

JOE DIMAGGIO **MAGENTA PRINTING PLATE** 2014 Topps Triple Threads #5 True 1 1
$69.99

JOE DIMAGGIO **MAGENTA PRINTING PLATE* 2006 Upper Deck Sp Legendary Cut True 1 1
$39.99

1993 Pinnacle Joe Dimaggio Set Tin Exclusive 30 card Litmited Edition.
$39.95

1977 Renata Galasso Joe Dimaggio Baseball Collector Series 1 Sharp Bright.
$39.95

2013 tristar signa cuts JOE DIMAGGIO EDDIE SMITH dual cut auto # 1 1
$1,250.00

1933-36 Zeenut JOE DiMAGGIO throwing Seals PCL baseball card
$6,950.00

2003 UPPER DECK HEADLINERS * JOE DIMAGGIO GAME USED JERSEY * YANKEES # d 63 100
$49.00

2014 Topps Triple Threads Joe Dimaggio #5 Yankees PSA 10 GEM MINT Pop 1
$23.79

1949 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio VERY GOOD New York Yankees A12283 - VG
$900.00

1949 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio EXCELLENT New York Yankees A12290 - EX
$1,500.00

Joe DiMaggio 2001 UD Pinstripe Exclusives #JD33 PSA 10 Pop.1
$12.50

Joe DiMaggio 2001 UD Pinstripe Exclusives #JD51 PSA 10 Pop.1
$12.50

Joe DiMaggio 2001 UD Pinstripe Exclusives #JD20 PSA 10 Pop.1
$12.50
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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 Carl Yastrzemski Stan Musial Pee Wee Reese HOF Signed Baseball PSA
$449.99

JSA Authentic Dual Signed Ticket Joe DiMaggio & Mel Allen Voice Of Yankees Auto
$204.95

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed 1987 Bowery Bank Card PSA DNA #83529505
$199.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed Index Card "Best Wishes" PSA DNA #83543641
$269.00

TED WILLIAMS, JOE DIMAGGIO, YAZ + 4 More HOF Signed Autographed Baseball PSA DNA
$799.00

JOE DIMAGGIO & PHIL RIZZUTO YANKEES DUAL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH FRAMED SILK CACHET JSA
$556.76

BOB FELLER Signed 16x20 Print With Joe Dimaggio HOF JSA Autograph Indians
$54.99

Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, Vin Scully, Casey Stengel, Musial + more signed. JSA
$1,200.00

Joe Dimaggio Casey Stengel Hand Signed Autograph Newspaper Clipping NY PSA DNA
$249.99

HOF & Stars Multi Signed Baseball 25 AUTO 's Roger Maris Joe DiMaggio JSA LOA
$800.00

Joe DiMaggio Commemorative Last Signed Autographed Baseball PSA DNA QuickOpinion
$5,000.00

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

Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio Signed 8 x 10 JSA Auto Red Sox Yankees
$520.08

JOE DIMAGGIO & WARREN SPAHN SIGNED 8TH NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION CACHET JSA
$200.00

Joe Dimaggio Signed 8x10 JSA
$99.99

JOHN KERRY SIGNED JOE DIMAGGIO BASEBALL JSA
$150.00
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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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