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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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1976 Shakey's Pizza Greatest Players #74 Joe DiMaggio PSA NM-MT 8, RARE!!!
$120.00

JOE DIMAGGIO NEW YORK YANKEES 1 SKETCH CARD EDWARD VELA ART ACEO UNLIMITED 2015
$29.50

JOE DIMAGGIO NEW YORK YANKEES 1 SKETCH CARD EDWARD VELA ART ACEO LIMITED # 25
$31.50

Bob Cerv-2003 UD Yankees Signature Series Graded Card-With Joe DiMaggio
$11.45

1992 Score Factory Insert Cards 3 of 3 Joe DiMaggio B12,13,14 Pristine Condition
$10.00

PSA 8 1970 Topps #631 Oakland Athletics w Reggie Jackson Joe Dimaggio SET BREAK
$15.97

Joe DiMaggio 19 Card lot Limited #s Inserts Plus Nice Lot of Cards of Great one
$14.56

1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio #1 Baseball Card
$80.00

1987 Baseball's All-Time Greats, Joe Dimaggio HOF, Yankees, PSA 10 Gem
$12.99

1940 Play Ball JOE DiMAGGIO Yankees HOF #1 PSA 5
$1,999.99

1951 berk ross #2 JOE DIMAGGIO new york yankees PSA 5
$400.00

1939 PLAY BALL JOE DIMAGGIO #26 SGC 20 FAIR 2ND YEAR
$499.99

2013 Panini America's Pastime #167 Joe DiMaggio 125
$12.00

2001 Upper Deck Joe DiMaggio Hall of Famers Game Used Bat Card New York Yankees
$29.99

JOE DIMAGGIO 2001 UPPER DECK UD HALL FAMERS GAME USED JERSEY SP w PINSTRIPE
$199.99

2011 Topps Update Cognac Diamond Anniversary #US18B Joe DiMaggio SP
$12.00
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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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Joe Dimaggio Hit Streak Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Display JSA Yankees
$299.99

Joe DiMaggio Signed Photo. PSA DNA
$300.00

Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed American League Baseball PSA DNA COA #Z99761
$449.00

JOE DIMAGGIO 1ST HIT signed JACK KNOTT - first game 5 3 36 - JSA AUTHENTICATED
$39.99

Mint Joe Dimaggio & Bill Dickey Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA COA
$489.00

Beautiful 1950 New York Yankees WS Champs Team Signed Baseball Jo
$3,995.00

JOE DIMAGGIO INDEX CARD PSA DNA SIGNED AUTO JGR711
$249.99

1947 All Star Game Team Signed Baseball Joe Dimaggio & Ted Williams PSA DNA COA
$1,995.00

Beautiful 1948 NY Yankees Team Signed American League Baseball Joe Dimaggio PSA
$3,495.00

Signed 8 X 10 Yankees Joe DiMaggio PSA DNA
$319.17

Joe DiMaggio signed Chicago Tribune press photo, Type 1, 08 26 1951, PSA DNA
$895.00

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

Joe DiMaggio Signed Poster - JSA Authenticated
$189.99

Joe DiMaggio Yankees HOF bold Autographed Signed Rawlings Baseball JSA 130673
$569.00

1990s Joe DiMaggio Signed Autographed ROA Baseball JSA Certified #Z13636
$999.00

Joe DiMaggio Single Signed Baseball AUTO Autograph PSA DNA LOA NY Yankees HOF
$460.00
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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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