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Upper Deck includes Joe DiMaggio card in 2009 set

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Upper Deck and the estate of Joe DiMaggio are celebrating their exclusive agreement with a limited-edition DiMaggio card (#0) inserted into the company’s 2009 Series 1 baseball packs.

The card shows DiMaggio after he tied the MLB hit streak record at 44 in 1941 before going on to set the record at 56.

A multi-year agreement between Upper Deck and the estate to produce trading cards of the “Yankee Clipper” became an exclusive deal in December. The deal includes memorabilia and cut signature cards.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with the estate of one of the biggest names in baseball history,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s senior brand manager. “Collectors and sports fans should be excited about finding Joe DiMaggio content inside of many of Upper Deck’s 2009 baseball card releases. In this day and age when records fall frequently, DiMaggio still holds one of the most amazing baseball achievements of all time.”

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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