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Lot # 885 (885 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1948-1949 Leaf Gum #1 Joe DiMaggio PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,680

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. High-grade example of this significant condition rarity which is also one of DiMaggio’s most popular cards. Considering the fragile cardboard used in the production of the 1948-1949 Leaf issue and the usually excessive wear the #1 card is subjected to, the high grade of this card is all the more impressive. This is also DiMaggio's only postwar bubble-gum card issued during his playing days (he did not allow cards of himself to be printed by Topps or Bowman), giving this card an even greater significance. The offered example is perfectly crisp and clean, with four strong corners, perfectly crisp printing registration, bold colors, off-white borders, and outstanding centering. The reverse is perfectly crisp and clean, without even the slightest trace of gum staining which so frequently affects 1948-1949 Leafs. This is a very attractive high-grade example of one of the key cards from the 1948-1949 Leaf set and one of the most popular cards of the era. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,680

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