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Circa 1960s Joe DiMaggio Signed "DiMaggio's" Jersey
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080
Baseball jersey, lettered "DiMaggio's" across the front, signed by Joe DiMaggio in black Sharpie (grading "10") on the right breast. Joe DiMaggio's restaurant located on the Fisherman's Wharf opened in 1937 and for decades was operated by the DiMaggio family; it was one of San Francisco's most popular eateries. Some have suggested that these jerseys were produced for a baseball or softball team sponsored by the restaurant, but they may have just been produced as souvenirs or for signing (as we have never seen any images of the team). The jersey appears to be circa 1960s. The white flannel jersey, which bears the number "1" on the front and back, features a "Stroh's" manufacturing label (size "L") on the left front tail (Stroh's was a San Francisco based manufacturing company; the label reads "Team Equipment Headquarters"). The jersey displays light use and is in Excellent to Mint condition. This is a rare and fascinating Joe DiMaggio signed garment and one of only several examples we have ever seen. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,080
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