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Joe DiMaggio Signed Original George Burke Photo PSA/DNA MINT 9 - Image Used for DiMaggio's R312 Card!
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $3,600
Original George Burke photo signed by DiMaggio in blue Sharpie on the front. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the signature graded MINT "9" by the company. George Burke's credit stamp appears on the reverse. The crystal-clear image pictures DiMaggio striking a batting pose on the sidelines at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Many collectors will instantly recognize this photo as the exact image used in the production of DiMaggio's R312 card. George Burke, who resided in Chicago, is one of the most famous baseball photographers of the twentieth century. Burke was a frequent figure at both Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field from 1929 through 1951 and in that span he photographed nearly every player in either league at one time or another. While Burke photos are widely collected, signed examples, especially those of Hall of Fame players, are especially highly prized by collectors. As such, the offered example has significant potential crossover appeal to autograph, photograph, and card collectors alike. The photo (4 x 6 inches) displays remnants of mounting tape along the top border of the reverse, otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. SOLD FOR $3,600
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