Lot # 104: 1937 Joe DiMaggio “Signing a Baseball Before Game 3 of the 1937 World Series” - PSA Type I Original Photo - Measures 8” x 10” - Full PSA Type I LOA

Category: Memorabilia

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Historical Rarities Winter Auction",
which ran from 12/20/2017 12:00 PM to
1/13/2018 7:00 PM

(LOT 104)
1937 Joe DiMaggio "Signing a Baseball Before Game 3 of the 1937 World Series" - PSA Type I Original Photo - Measures 8" x 10" - Full PSA Type I LOA

The 1936 season would mark the unprecedented emergence of the immortal Joe DiMaggio, and the Yankee rookie would not disappoint, clouting 29 round trippers and knocking in 125 runs while leading the Bronx Bombers to their first World Championship in four years. "Joltin Joe" would continue his batting and fielding exploits in the 1937 campaign as he continued his to team up with Lou Gehrig to lead the Yankees to the 1937 Fall Classic against their New York Giants cross town rivals. This sensational 8" x 10" photo portrays the Yankee Clipper signing autographs for his avid fan base before game 3 at the Polo Grounds on October 8, 1937. The Yankees would best the Giants that day by a 5-1 score and eventually best the Giants in five games to claim their second consecutive championship and 6th overall World Series title.

The imposing DiMaggio Image reveals the Yankee superstar signing several baseballs for his "awe-inspired" audience and you can literally feel the excitement of DiMaggio's fans reaching in to have their baseball signed by "Joe D". The image itself reflects spectacular contrast and resolution, with the only flaws worthy of mention being some modest spider creases near the upper left corner and a diminutive upper right corner chip. The verso depicts the critical caption detailing the illustration's events, reading as follows: "YANKEES WIN 3rd GAME OF WORLD SERIES – Seated in the Polo grounds, 40,000 fans the majority being Giants rooters, saw the New York Yankees win the third straight game of the World Series from the New York Giants, with the score being 5-1. Joe DiMaggio, Center Fielder for the New York Yankees, is shown busily engaged signing autographs for his admirers."

A truly captivating heirloom from the Yankee Clipper's second season, it stands as a monumental testament to a player that, along with Willie Mays, is widely regarded as one of two greatest centerfielders in baseball history. In 1969, sportswriters voted DiMaggio the greatest living ballplayer; with that being no small feat considering Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Stan Musial were all alive when that renowned vote was cast. We cannot imagine any player who commanded the unparalleled respect of this baseball icon, who via his incredible baseball prowess and marriage to Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe, will forever stand as an embodiment of a National hero! - Full PSA/DNA Type I LOA

MIN BID $300

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