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Had Joe DiMaggio's career lasted as long as Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle, "The Yankee Clipper" might be the first name mentioned among the many great icons who played in pinstripes. DiMaggio's career numbers don't rank among the all-time records in baseball, but it's important to note that Joe sacrificed 3 seasons during the prime of his career to enlist in the United States Army Air Forces during WWII. If not for that, he most assuredly would have slammed well over 400 home runs and finished his career in the vicinity of 1,900 runs batted in, which would put him in range of landing in the top 10 all-time. As it stands, his 9 World Series championships and 3 American League Most Valuable Player awards explain why his baseball cards remain among the most popular ever produced. The colorized 1941 Play Ball card of Joe DiMaggio is one of his most popular issues, and in SGC 8.5 NM/MT+ condition will elevate any high-caliber collection to the status of world-class. Each corner pushes for MINT consideration while the interior is powered by an alluringly colorful rendition of the youthful Yankee in a batting pose that would wreak havoc on opponents throughout his career. The bold purple, green, and yellow pigmentation has held up well over its 80+ years of existence, projecting a freshness that is impossible to deny. The centering is accurate though just a degree or two toward the bottom right corner, far too mild to play any significant role in the grading process. If you've been searching for a supremely nice copy of this iconic card, this is it as only one other has earned an SGC 8.5 grade with none graded higher!
1941 Playball #71 Joe DiMaggio SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
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Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $79,531.20
Number Bids:32
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