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SUMMER 2014 CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE IS MAY 30TH, 2014
PSA NM-MT 8
1938 Goudey #274 Joe DiMaggio
Spring 2014 Auction
Lot Number: 187
1938 Goudey # 274
Graded by PSA as NM-MT 8
Realized Price: $19,440
This high-number series issue is one of two cards featuring Yankees Hall-of-Fame great Joe DiMaggio within the popular 1938 Goudey set. This is the first standard American card issue to picture the great "Joltin' Joe," and it's one of the most popular and highly sought after 1930's-era baseball cards.
Joe DiMaggio enjoyed a legendary 13-year career (1936-42, 46-51), all with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time American League MVP Award winner, a nine-time World Series champion, and he was named to 13 All Star teams (the only player in history to be named in every year of his career!). His 56-game hitting streak in 1941 is one of major league baseball's most celebrated records. DiMaggio was the face of the iconic Yankees franchise throughout his career.
The offered card is a very attractive high-grade example with a beautiful natural antique "look" to it. The centering is near perfect, DiMaggio's image and all the lettering is exceptionally bold and crystal-clear, the corner quality is consistent with the grade, and the entire obverse surface has a wonderful antique-white tone (most pronounced around the periphery).