joe dimaggio, 1948 Leaf #1, yankees
(thanks Val)

Player: DiMaggio, Joe

Card: 1948 Leaf #1

Position: CF

“Baseball isn’t statistics; it’s Joe DiMaggio rounding second.” (attributed to either Jimmy Breslin by Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 1975 OR sportswriter Jimmy Cannon).

Joe DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw.” – Ted Williams

Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper”, was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.

DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships. His nine career World Series rings is second only to fellow Yankee Yogi Berra, who won ten.

Read more about Joe DiMaggio.

excerpted from SABR, Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia

1937 O-Pee-Chee #A-118
1939 Exhibits #13 (thanks my peanut)
1972 Bowery Bank
1993 Pinnacle “The Streak” #3 – Autographed (Thanks Michelle)
1995 Signature Old Judge T95 #NA
2007 The Streak Before the Streak #2
2009 UK Kaplin & Rosetti Art Card
2009 Italian American Baseball Heroes #38
2012 Allen & Ginter Highlight Sketches #BH-22
2012 Gypsy Queen #232
2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #312
2021 Roselle Ave Art Cards

Joe is part of the Hall of Fame Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Joe is also part of the Born in San Fran/Oakland/Sacramento Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Joe is also part of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Joe is also part of the MVP/Cy Young Tour – Go To The Next Stop


Joe is also part of the Military Service during Wartime Tour – go to the Next Stop


Joe D is also part of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Tour – Go to the Next Stop


The Yankee Clipper is part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


The Yankee Clipper is also part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


See all of Joe’s baseball cards at TCDB


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