Lot # 41: 1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 41)
1939 Play Ball #26 Joe DiMaggio PSA 8 NM-MT

"JOLTIN' JOE" PLAY BALL!!! Along with Babe Ruth, no baseball player could possibly surpass the popularity and admiration bestowed upon the legendary Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio. Throughout his playing days and post-retirement years, Joltin' Joe's overall persona was perceived with unequivocal respect, as he represented the ultimate embodiment of a National hero. One of DiMaggio's most sought-after cardboard relics is his 1939 Play Ball #26 subject, presented here in an outstanding PSA 8 NM-MT holder. PSA's illustrious Pop Chart indicates that of the nearly 1,500 encapsulated copies, only 14 other examples have managed to achieve a higher assessment! Most significantly, the card's dominant highlight is the fine centering that only slightly favors the left edge, for it is no secret that a majority of the 1939 Play Ball DiMaggio subjects exhibit skewed images.

The remaining aesthetics are likewise breathtaking and consistent with most pack-fresh cards, starting with the imposing DiMaggio portrait pose that emanates crystal-clear clarity, fine contrast and, as previously stated, an extremely well positioned image. Pinpoint corners have retained nearly all of their original right-angled formations, and the clean surfaces have stubbornly defied father-time over the past 84 years. Atypically, the verso does not reveal any glaring blemishes, the final compliment for a card that has been bested by only 0.9% of the total PSA encapsulated copies. Issued during the season the Yankee Clipper would lead the Bronx Bombers to their fourth consecutive world championship, this PSA 8 world-class memento effectively turns back the clock to an era when the immortal DiMaggio was establishing himself as baseball's premier superstar!

MIN BID $5,000

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