3 Key Card Sales: Joe DiMaggio – Beckett Pricing Insider


This edition of the Beckett Pricing Insider is sponsored by MVP Sports Collectibles.

On November 27th, 1947, Joe DiMaggio bested Ted Williams for the American League MVP award by a single vote point. While DiMaggio’s season was nothing to scoff at – a .315 average with 20 home runs and 97 RBI for the World Champion Yankees – Ted Williams had turned in one of the greatest single-season performances in baseball history, winning the AL Triple Crown with a .343 average, 32 home runs and 162 runs batted in.

While not as popular as fellow Yankee legends Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, DiMaggio is still a heavily collected player in the hobby.

Let’s take a look at a few key recent Joe DiMaggio card sales from the secondary market.

1933-36 Zeenut PCL Joe DiMaggio Batting #109 – $1,400

The cards in this issue highlight Minor League players in the Pacific Coast League, including a young Joe “DeMaggio” as his name was spelled on the card. This ungraded example has seen better days and was offered for sale poor condition.

1933-36 Zeenut Joe DiMaggio

2018 Topps Luminaries Cut Signature Relics Joe DiMaggio #CSJD 1/1  – $901.50

One of two different DiMaggio cut signature cards in this insert set, he appears on 290 other certified autograph cards in the Online Price Guide. This one has some added notoriety thanks to its relic swatch.

2018 Topps Luminaries Joe DiMaggio Cut Relic

2004 Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Red Joe DiMaggio #SSA34 /86 – $700

The Sweet Spot autograph cards were some of the most innovative cards ever produced when they were released in 2001. While the majority of the Sweet Spot autograph cards feature signatures on a baseball-like leather, a handful of cards were produced through the product’s run that featured actual “sweet spot” sections of real baseballs cut to fit on a card. This DiMaggio was one of those examples, as he had died five years before this card was produced. Adding to the desirability of this example, a signature with the “Yankee Clipper” inscription was used.

2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Joe DiMaggio Autograph


Brian Fleischer

A collector since 1986, Brian has spent the last 15 years working as an Analyst in the Beckett pricing department. A vintage baseball card collector, he also collects vintage European soccer cards and pre-war Fordham University sports memorabilia. Have a question? You can reach him by email.

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