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Lot # 717 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Autographed 1948-1949 Leaf #1 Joe DiMaggio

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,680

1948-1949 Leaf Joe DiMaggio (card #1) signed by DiMaggio in blue Sharpie (grading "10") across the front. Encapsulated by SGC, with the autograph certified as "Authentic." This is not only one of DiMaggio’s most popular cards but the only DiMaggio postwar bubble-gum card issued during his playing days (he did not allow cards of himself to be printed by Topps or Bowman). As such, signed examples are both scarce and highly prized by collectors today. The card, which is slightly off-center, displays wear to the corners and is in Good condition overall (this card is seldom found in high grade due to the fragile cardboard used in the production of the 1948-1949 Leaf issue and the excessive handling the #1 card normally receives). Despite the obvious wear, the central image area is free of any significant flaws and displays as Excellent. LOA from James Spence/JSA. SOLD FOR $1,680

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