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Lot # 894 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Joe DiMaggio Signed Letter and Autograph Collection in Framed Display

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $420

One-page Joe DiMaggio handwritten letter, matted and framed together with two postcards signed by the legendary "Yankee Clipper." In the letter, scripted in black ink on DiMaggio's personal stationery, DiMaggio writes to a friend and thanks him for remembering his birthday. In full: "Hi Jack, Thanks for the birthday card. Being a Yankee fan for the past 58 years, surely must have given you some exciting and argumentative experiences. There's no doubt you can recount the changes in the whole structure of baseball - good and otherwise. Have a happy thanksgiving. Sincerely, Joe." The signature grades "7," while the text grades "8/9." The letter (7 x 7.5 inches) displays a horizontal fold and minor toning. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Although undated, it is accompanied by the original mailing envelope (7.5 x 4 inches; Vg), which is postmarked November 22, 1977. The letter is matted and framed together with a Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcard of DiMaggio signed in blue Sharpie (grading "10"), and a TCMA "All-Time Greats" postcard of DiMaggio signed in black Sharpie ("10"). Both cards (3.5 x 5 inches) are in apparent Excellent to Mint condition. While Joe DiMaggio signatures on various items are relatively plentiful, Joe DiMaggio handwritten letters are extremely scarce. Total dimensions: 24 x 14 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $420


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