Lot # 54: 1941 Double Play #63/64 Joe DiMaggio/Charlie Keller (PSA NM/MT+ 8.5) - “1 of 2; The Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1940-1949

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 2/27/2021 10:00 AM to
3/20/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 54)
1941 Double Play #63/64 Joe DiMaggio/Charlie Keller (PSA NM/MT+ 8.5) - "1 of 2; The Highest Graded Example!

One of the more eclectic cardboard issues is the 1941 Double Play Set distributed by Gum Products, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. A total of 75 cards are included in the set with each card portraying two separate subjects. Since each subject includes their own checklist#, the complete compilation consists of a 150-player checklist, with this remarkable PSA NM/MT+ 8.5 Joe DiMaggio/Charlie Keller gem joining a single other example as the pinnacle card on the illustrious PSA "Pop" Chart! While "King Kong" Keller was a fine Yankee slugger, any card depicting the incomparable "Joltin Joe" DiMaggio during his amazing 1941 season stands as one of the hobby's foremost collectibles.

It was that fabled season that the "Yankee Clipper" would set what is arguably considered one of our National Pastime's most un-breakable records; miraculously batting safely in 56 consecutive games! Along with his popular teammate Charlie Keller, this card exhibits a majority of its original factory-issued attributes including two brilliant sepia-like portrait-poses of the immortal DiMaggio and Keller that are well-centered between four super clean borders. Crystal-clear clarity and near-perfect contrast are superb obverse side highlights, and the brief "bio's" bold print, a clean bright surface and pinpoint corners are all additional qualities consistent with the extremely scare PSA 8.5 technical assessment. The clear-cut "best of the rest", we highly advise you to capture this amazing DiMaggio keepsake that via its 1941 issue date, conjures up vivid memories of "Joltin Joe's" unfathomable 56-game hitting streak that will forever stand the test of time!

MIN BID $1,500

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