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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2009 Upper Deck Icons Legendary Icons #JD Joe DiMaggio 182 & 550 999 B67435
$15.97

1948 Leaf JOE DiMAGGIO #1 HOF PSA 3
$699.00

1977 JIM ROWE 4-ON-1 EXHIBITS JOE DiMAGGIO-LOU GEHRIG POP 1 PSA 10 B2007412-084
$135.99

1993 Pinnacle #8 Joe DiMaggio BGS 9.5 GEM MINT 1 1 Yankees
$24.99

2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives - Joe DiMaggio Gamed Used Jersey # 100
$96.00

Upper Deck Joe DiMaggio Bat card
$20.00

2012 PANINI PRIME CUTS JOE DIMAGGIO TIMELINE Game Worn 15 25
$15.50

joe dimaggio exclusive Pinnacle 30 Baseball Card Set Rare
$12.00

1933 -36 Zeenut Zee Nut Joe DiMaggio PSA A Graded Card
$7,850.00

1947 WORLD SERIES 8 MM FILM W ORIGINAL BOX....JACKIE ROBINSON..JOE DIMAGGIO
$24.99

JOE DIMAGGIO ON-CARD AUTOGRAPH AUTO 1995 SIGNATURE ROOKIES NEW YORK YANKEES 300
$175.00

BABE RUTH GAME USED BAT CARD + JOE DIMAGGIO TOPPS BAT + THURMAN MUNSON GU BAT
$187.95

1948-49 Leaf Gum Co. JOE DIMAGGIO #1 ... GRADED SGC 10 (1)
$190.50

1949 Big League Publications All Stars Photo Pack Joe DiMaggio Yankees EX+
$99.99

1938 Goudey Heads-Up JOE DIMAGGIO #250 ... GRADED SGC 40 (3)
$811.01

2011 Topps Triple Threads Joe DiMaggio Platinum 1 1 BGS 9.5 Rare Insert SSP!
$425.00
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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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GEM MINT Joe DiMaggio Signed Autograph OAL Baseball Ball Auto JSA #Y68259
$799.00

Dom, Joe DiMaggio & Ted Williams Signed 10x8 Photo PSA
$500.00

GEM MINT Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed M&N Jersey LE 189 325 JSA #Y68250
$4,999.00

Joe Dimaggio signed home plate JSA with letter
$399.99

Joe DiMaggio & Hall of Famers 23 Signed Autographed Baseball w JSA COA BB 301
$2,999.97

PHIL RIZZUTO YANKEES SIGNED 11x14 SQUEEZE PLAY SCORING JOE DiMAGGIO 1951 JSA
$30.00

JOE DIMAGGIO NEW YORK YANKEES Signed 18x24 LITHOGRAPH 900 JSA LOA RARE!
$477.75

Joe Cronin Signed Vintage Newspaper Photo PSA w V. Dimaggio Mueller Cooney AUTO
$79.00

JOE DiMAGGIO 24"x36" signed Poster - PSA DNA Rare
$199.99

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED FRAMED 8X10 PHOTO W STATS JSA FULL LETTER- NY YANKEES
$149.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed Ceramic Card Yankees Legend PSA DNA LOA 500
$99.99

1980 Baseball Immortals Joe DiMaggio Signed Card #75 Yankees PSA DNA Auto Slab
$169.99

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

JOE DIMAGGIO SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL NY YANKEES OLD TIMERS PSA DNA Y05458
$156.78

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed 1980-1983 Pacific Legends Card PSA DNA #83712434
$199.00

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Signed Play Ball Reprint Card PSA DNA #83712435
$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. 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.

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