Back Items For The Auction of May 19th & 20th, 2006  
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See a Picture of this Item 1001 Lot of (2) 1938 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees player contracts with related correspondence. After capturing the 1937 American League Most Valuable Player honors along with a myriad of other accolades, Joe DiMaggio was intent on, and due for, a large salary increase. He had made $15,000 in 1937 and was interested in receiving $40,000 for the 1938 campaign. Col. Ruppert and the Yankees insisted that they would not budge and sent Joe the obligatory $15,000 contract on January 20, 1938. The salary dispute became national sports news as both sides dug into their respective positions. The holdout built to the point where Joe missed the very opening of the Yankees Regular season and finally agreed to the Yankees' best offer of a one year deal for $25,000. Offered is the original set of 1938 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees contracts sent by Ed Barrow to Joe DiMaggio in January of 1938. The contracts are identical (one for each side) and call for a salary of $15,000. There are no signatures on the contracts as they were obviously not accepted by DiMaggio. Includes the original mailing envelope and typewritten letter sent to DiMaggio signed by Ed Barrow. Very interesting DiMaggio related documents with relation to one of the more notable baseball salary disputes of the era. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (Barrow letter): EX-MT ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,900.00
See a Picture of this Item 1002 1938 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees player contract. Original player contract issued to Joe DiMaggio for the 1938 season for a salary of $25,000. The contract was signed on April 25, 1938 after a long salary dispute between DiMaggio and the Yankees which caused Joe to miss the first games of the 1938 season. Once the number was agreed upon by both parties, the Yankees were quick to note that the salary would not begin until DiMaggio was in condition to play which is typewritten into the contract on page one. The interior page is signed by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and Joe DiMaggio who has also written his San Francisco address. Signatures rate 10 out of 10 remaining in original condition. The lot includes an original sepia tone photograph from the DiMaggio collection picturing Joe signing the contract with Col. Ruppert and Ed Barrow. The 1938 contract was the only executed example within Joe's personal collection and was one of the more notable of his career with the Yankees. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($15,000.00-$25,000.00) $16,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1003 Joe DiMaggio original painting c.1940s-50s. Colorful oil on board painting depicts DiMaggio batting with Yankee Stadium grandstands in the background. The painting is very well executed with whimsical folk art qualities and vibrant original color. Signed "To Joe DiMaggio" on the front by the artist Angelo Montouri and again on the back. The painting was believed to have once hung in Joe's San Francisco restaurant and includes a color three dimensional Polaroid photo picturing the offered painting in the background. 21"x29" in its original frame. Very attractive piece of baseball artwork from the personal collection of Joe DiMaggio: EX-MT ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $3,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1004 1927 New York Yankees team photograph. Original sepia tone image of the 1927 World Champion Yankees with facsimile signatures printed within the image. The photo pictures the Yankees in uniform posed at Spring Training incl. Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, and Huggins. The image has a few minor surface wrinkles with a light horizontal crease. 8"x10": VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1005 Superb New York Yankees Sluggers auto. large format photograph c.1936. Oversized 11"x16 1/2" matted and framed black and white photograph picturing seven Yankee batsman lined up on the field at Yankee Stadium. Each player has signed their respective image in blue fountain pen incl. Joe DiMaggio, Frank Crosetti, Tony Lazzeri, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Jake Powell, and George Selkirk. The signatures remain in nearly as signed condition ranging from 9-10 out of 10. The offered signed photo was discovered in one of Joe DiMaggio's storage trunks within a period cardboard tube where it has resided for the last 70 years. The image itself has a few very minor surface wrinkles and a tiny 1/4" edge tear at the right side. Includes a copy of a 1936 image picturing the Yankees in the locker room signing baseballs and a similar photo. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($30,000.00-$40,000.00) $38,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1006 Joe DiMaggio 1983 Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary presentational pin. Ornate enameled pin medal with ribboned pinback is fashined after the early 1900s World Series press pins. The brass pin bar at the top has "50th Anniversary" raised lettering with bat, glove, and ball decor. Numbered 53 of 700 on the reverse of the medal. Includes its original Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Case and COA: NM ($400.00-$500.00) $475.00
See a Picture of this Item 1007 Joe DiMaggio's National Baseball Hall of Fame Lifetime Pass. Prestigious brass engraved pass issued to Joe DiMaggio pictures an incised scene of the Hall of Fame at the top. "Joseph P. DiMaggio" is engraved on the nameplate with designation underneath, "Member of Baseball's Hall of Fame". Includes its original ID card and black leather case. The lot also includes a typewritten salutation card signed by HOF President Paul Kerr and a vintage photograph of Joe DiMaggio receiving his plaque at the 1955 Induction ceremonies: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,900.00
See a Picture of this Item 1007a Joe DiMaggio "HOF 55" single signed baseball. Near white B.Brown AL ball signed on the sweet spot, "Joe DiMaggio HOF 55" in blue ink. Signature rates 9/10 out of 10. Desirable and uncommon DiMaggio inscription relating to his Hall of Fame induction date. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($400.00-$500.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1007b Joe DiMaggio New York Sports Museum Hall of Fame certificate. Matted and framed 12"x16" parchment certificate presented to DiMaggio in honor of his election to the New York Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. The certificate is signed by the Chairman and President of the Museum: EX-MT ($400.00-$500.00) $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 1008 Significant Joe DiMaggio Hall of Fame induction ring. Ever since Joe DiMaggio, as a young 17 year old Italian American, stepped onto the field at San Francisco's Seals Stadium to play shortstop in the stead of Augie Galan, the goal had been simple: "I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win." Joe DiMaggio excelled at this simple formula for success like no other player before or since earning his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. DiMaggio stated on many occasions throughout the years that his Hall of Fame election was the greatest honor he had received. In many ways, it was the ultimate fulfillment for all the years he had persevered at the very highest level never settling for second place and always giving 100% effort. Offered is Joe DiMaggio's Hall of Fame Induction ring. Handsome 10K gold ring has an image of the Hall of Fame on one side panel with "Outfielder" impressed on the nameplate. The other panel has "DiMaggio" nameplate above crossed bats with "Elected 1955" below. The top of the ring features an inset baseball shaped decor in a black field with "Baseball Hall of Fame" raised lettering surrounding. "LGB 10K" is stamped on the interior ring band. Retains its original Balfour case and exterior box. Includes a vintage photograph of Joe DiMaggio at his 1955 Hall of Fame Induction. The most significant Hall of Fame Induction ring to have been offered to the collecting public to date: NM ($15,000.00-$25,000.00) $60,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1009 Joe DiMaggio photograph c.1920. Timeless image picturing Joe at the age of six taken in Martinez, California. The photo shows a young Joe DiMaggio saluting the camera in a striped outfit. This very photograph was used in the May 1, 1939 issue of Life Magazine and is stamped as such on the reverse. The image retains fine contrast with some minor edge wear. Reverse has several publication date stamps including the 1939 Life stamp. This is the earliest image of Joe found within his personal collection: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 1010 Lot of (2) early Joe DiMaggio related documents to include: 1929 Joe DiMaggio Junior High School Diploma issued by Francisco Junior High School. Signed by the school principal at the bottom: EX-MT and January 22, 1931 Permit to Work issued to Joe DiMaggio allowing him to work with his father in the fishing industry: EX. Interesting pair of early documents relating to Joe DiMaggio's youth. ($500.00-$750.00) $800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1011 Lot of (2) early Joe DiMaggio photographs c.1935. Pair of 3 1/2"x6" sepia tone images in a matte finish picturing Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco. One photo pictures Joe in a 1935 San Francisco Seals uniform holding a young boy while the other depicts Joe in a suit standing outside. Each photo is stamped with 1935 dating on the reverse and remains in its original frame as displayed in Joe's home for many years: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $1,400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1012 1932 "N.B.T.L." charm attributed to Joe DiMaggio. Small 1 1/4" tall charm with inlaid enamelwork date and titling has embossed baseball decoration in the center. Joe was active in several sports during 1932 before his debut with the Seals in October. Likely relates to either the North Beach Tennis League with baseball decoration or a North Beach baseball league of some sort: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $70.00
See a Picture of this Item 1013 Scarce Joe DiMaggio 1932 San Francisco Boys Club championship ring. At the age of ten years old Joseph Paul DiMaggio began playing baseball with a "softball on an asphalt diamond" as quoted in a 1936 newspaper article. DiMaggio further stated, "The Boys' Club was a hotbed of baseball interest and competition and it was through the club that I became interested in real baseball, on a real field, played with a regulation ball." Joe would continue to play sandlot ball up until high school when he temporarily abandoned baseball and took up tennis. Shortly after high school Joe's brother Vince was signed by the San Francisco Seals inspiring Joe to come back to the sport he had began in 1924. It was at this time that some friends of his started another team with the Boys Club by the name of Rossi Olive Oil. The team played in the Boys Club sponsored winter league and won the championship with young Joe DiMaggio. Joe is quoted in the 1936 article, "In the meantime my old gang had started another team at the Boys' Club. They induced me to join up. Now I was a full fledged shortstop. In our first game I got three hits in five trips." The offered ring is of sterling silver with detailed baseball graphics on both side panels. The top has a silver baseball inset on a green baseball field with "Boys Club S.F. 1932" raised lettering around the perimeter. "SFBC" initials for the San Francisco Boys' Club are positioned at the bottom of both side panels. The ring exhibits some usage and handling wear including some surface scratching. Includes a vintage Dieges & Clust ring box in which it was found with a period paper identification label affixed to the bottom with "Joe DiMaggio 11" wirtten in period black ink. The lot also includes the original 1936 news article found within DiMaggio's collection. Very early award piece which was one of the first accolades Joe DiMaggio ever received for the game of baseball: EX ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 1014 1932 San Francisco Seals team photograph. Rare sepia tone 8"x10" image of the Seals pictured in full uniform posed at Seals Stadium. The players include Vince DiMaggio and Lefty O'Doul. Towards the very end of the 1932 season, shortstop Augie Galan wanted to take a few days off to go to Hawaii on a barnstorming trip. Vince DiMaggio suggested that his brother Joe could fill in for Galan. Joe would play in just three games during the 1932 season which explains why he is not pictured in his own copy of the 1932 team photo. 8"x10" in its original frame: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1015 Joe DiMaggio San Francisco Seals photograph c.1933. Rare original sepia tone 7"x9" image of Joe DiMaggio batting in Seals uniform taken during his record breaking 61 game hit streak. July 17, 1933 date stamp on the reverse. Photo has some surface scratching and light general wear: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $2,400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1016 Rare Joe DiMaggio San Francisco Seals photograph c.1933. Scarce original sepia tone 7"x9" image of several San Francisco Seals players seated around a batting cage including an 18 year old Joe DiMaggio. Image retains excellent clarity and contrast with slightly off cut edges. One of the earliest original images extant picturing Joe DiMaggio in a professional baseball uniform: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $2,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1017 Rare 1933 San Francisco Seals vs. Sacramento Solons program with Joe DiMaggio. Original program issued for a game played between the Seals and Solons at Sacramento during Joe DiMaggio's 61 game hit streak. The program is dated for the series from July 18-23, 1933 and lists DiMaggio (misspelled by the news reporters during that time period) in right field. Editorial content on the interior includes several paragraphs referring to DiMaggio's streak. The program is unscored and remains very clean with only light general handling and a small tape repair to the top right corner of the front cover. Very early DiMaggio related program from his own personal collection: EX-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $2,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1018 Significant 1933 San Francisco Seals scorecard autographed by Joe DiMaggio. Foldout scorecard issued for a 1933 game between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Joe DiMaggio (misspelled by the news reporters during that time period) is listed in the printed lineup in right field. The scorecard has been signed, "J DiMaggio" in black fountain pen just above the Seals scoring grid. Signature remains very clean and rates 9 out of 10. The program itself has a few pencil player substitution changes and remains unscored with a light vertical fold line. To the best of our knowledge the offered signed program constitutes the earliest Joe DiMaggio autograph to have entered the marketplace. At the time of the signing of the offered program, Joe was 18 years old. Incredible rarity from DiMaggio's personal collection. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Program: EX, Signature: NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $4,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1019 Lot of (2) scarce July 14, 1933 ticket stubs from Joe DiMaggio's 50th consecutive hit game. Pair of significant ticket stubs from Friday, July 14, 1933 San Francisco Seals game in which Joe DiMaggio broke the Pacific Coast League record for consecutive games with a base hit. The previous record had been held by Jack Ness with a total of 49 games set in 1915. Seals Stadium was alive with anticipation as Mayor Angelo Rossi and Joe's parents were in attendance along with a throng of reporters and photographers poised on the field to capture the record breaking hit. DiMaggio hit a single to set the new PCL mark at 50 games. It was at this point that Joe DiMaggio became a star player. He would continue on to set a mark of 61 games total, which fell just shy of the all-time professional baseball record of 69 games. The tickets remain very clean with "S.F. Baseball Club" and the date on the front; each has some light wrinkling. Based on the obscurity of the game itself and the relatively small number of tickets originally issued, the offered pair are the only two that we have encountered with the exception of (1) found in Lot 174 of this auction. Outstanding rarity relating to Joe's longest streak: EX ($1,000.00-$2,000.00) $850.00
See a Picture of this Item 1020 Important 1933 Joe DiMaggio 61 Game Hit Streak presentational pocketwatch. On May 28, 1933, Joe DiMaggio collected a double while playing with the San Francisco Seals in a game played against Portland. He would not play in another game without collecting at least one hit until July 26, 1933, shattering the Pacific Coast League record for consecutive games with a base hit. On July 14, 1933, on the occasion of Joe's 50th straight game with a hit, Angelo Rossi, the Mayor of San Francisco, was on hand to present Joe with a gold pocketwatch on behalf of the Seals and the city of San Francisco in honor of setting the new Pacific Coast League record at 50 games. DiMaggio would continue on to end at 61 total games before being stopped by Ed Walsh, Jr. (son of HOF'er Ed Walsh) on July 26th. Hamilton watch is marked 14K gold and remains in original as issued condition. The backplate is engraved, "Presented to Joe DiMaggio by the San Francisco Baseball Club for batting safely in sixty one consecutive games Pacific Coast League Record 1933". The engraving was done afterwards as the streak had obviously not been completed at the time of presentation on July 14th. Exterior of the case has some light general wear with some age toning to the glass facing on the watch. Includes a period 14K gold chain found along with the watch as well as Joe DiMaggio's personal photograph of the watch presentation by Mayor Rossi at Seals stadium on July 14, 1933. Image measures 11"x14" in its original frame as it had hung in the DiMaggio home for many years. Additionally, the lot includes an original 12"x16" sepia tone photograph picturing Joe DiMaggio standing on the field with his parents and sister after receiving the watch. The photo retains excellent clarity and contrast but has surface wrinkling and some edge tears. While Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak will always stand as the benchmark for all endurance based records in baseball, it is staggering to comprehend the 1933 accomplishment by the 18 year rookie who was playing against the finest Minor League talent in the country. The 1933 presentational pocketwatch represents the first professional baseball award of significance in Joe DiMaggio's career and is one of the most important within the collection: EX-MT ($30,000.00-$40,000.00) $65,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1021 July 14, 1933 Joe DiMaggio photograph. Original sepia tone 7"x9" image in a matte finish picturing Joe receiving his presentational pocketwatch from Mayor Angelo Rossi of San Francisco: EX-MT ($250.00-$350.00) $175.00
See a Picture of this Item 1022 Joe DiMaggio San Francisco Seals large format photograph c.1934-35. Rare oversized 10"x13" sepia tone image picturing Joe hitting a baseball. Photo has some minor surface wear while retaining excellent clarity for its size. Remains in its original frame: EX-EX/MT ($400.00-$600.00) $950.00
See a Picture of this Item 1023 1933 Joe DiMaggio 61 game hit streak photograph. Original 8"x10" sepia tone image picturing DiMaggio batting in Seals uniform with period titling at the bottom, "Pacific Coast League Consecutive Game Hit Record-61 Hits-1933". Stamped on the back by Hass-Schreiner photographers: EX-MT ($350.00-$450.00) $1,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1024 Joe DiMaggio Pacific Coast League 61 Game Hit Streak portrait with photographic provenance. Framed 8"x10" matte finish studio portrait picturing Joe DiMaggio in a suit. Titled within the image at the bottom margin, "Joe De Maggio Breaking P.C.L. Consecutive Hit Record July 14, 1933". Image retains perfect contrast and clarity and is marked Boussum photographers at lower right. Includes a period 6"x8" image of Joe DiMaggio's mother holding a similar photograph in the period. It is very likely the actual offered photograph within a newer frame from the 1950s-60s: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $6,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1025 Lot of (3) Joe DiMaggio photographs with relation to the San Francisco Seals c.1935. Includes 7"x9" batting photo (printed in 1937), 7"x9" photo picturing Joe seated with a Cubs player (printed in 1937), and a sepia tone 8"x10" photo of Joe Marty, Lefty O'Doul, and Joe DiMaggio posed in 1935 Seals uniforms (dated 1935 on the back) in a period frame: Range EX-NM ($400.00-$500.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1025a 1919 T.W. Fitzsimmons Brooklyn Dodgers player's contract signed by Charles Ebbets Jr. Original 1919 player's contract issued to Thomas Fitzsimmons for the 1919 season with the Brooklyn team signed "Charles Ebbets per Charles Ebbets Jr." The contract is also signed by Fitzsimmons. Signatures remain quite strong; contract itself has some fold lines from mailing. One of the earliest Brooklyn player contracts that we have handled. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 1026 Lot of (2) vintage Joe DiMaggio items with relation to the San Francisco Seals. Includes 8 1/2"x11" original artwork picturing DiMaggio in several poses including in Seals uniform. Signed by the artist, "A Fan, Jack Hicks" at bottom right. Has two small tape repairs on the reverse: VG-EX and a Joe DiMaggio supplement photographic poster c.1930s issued by the San Francisco Examiner. 12"x18" with moderate to heavy surface wrinkling: VG ($400.00-$500.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 1027 Nov. 1, 1936 Joe DiMaggio benefit baseball game program auto. by DiMaggio and Ty Cobb. Obscure foldout program issued for a benefit game between C.Y.O. and Salesian at Seals stadium in November of 1936. Interior features printed lineups and is unscored. Front cover pictures Joe DiMaggio and is signed by DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, and (3) other individuals in pencil. DiMaggio signature rates 5 out of 10, Cobb rates 7/8 out of 10. Includes an original 7"x9" framed photograph of DiMaggio with Ty Cobb, Lefty O'Doul, and his brother Dominic. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $1,800.00
See a Picture of this Item 1028 Fine 1935 Joe DiMaggio Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player trophy. During the 1934 Pacific Coast League season, Joe DiMaggio had several unusual accidents injuring his knee on two separate occasions. At the time of the incidents, he was being courted by numerous Major League baseball scouts who became leery of DiMaggio due to the injuries. The Yankees scout Bill Essex would not give up on DiMaggio. After a dogged pursuit and a doctor's inspection of Joe's knee, he convinced the Yankees to purchase the rights to DiMaggio for $25,000 and five minor league players. DiMaggio entered the 1935 season with the Seals driven to show that he had what it takes to make it in the Major Leagues. Joe simply destroyed PCL pitchers during the 1935 season ending with a .398 batting average, 154 RBI's, 173 runs scored, 34 home runs, 18 triples, 48 doubles, and an incredible 270 hits. Joe's place in the history of the storied Pacific Coast League was sealed and he was off to New York for the 1936 season. Figural art nouveau style trophy features dual column supports flanking an angel holding a laurel wreath. Large batter figural remains on the top pedestal retaining its original bat. The white medal base is painted black and has an applied copper placard inscribed, "Presented to Joe DiMaggio San Francisco In recognition of being named the Most Valuable Player of Pacific Coast League in 1935 by a committee for the Sporting News." The trophy stands an impressive 22" tall retaining a beautiful original finish with natural copper patination. Very attractive period figural trophy is the most significant Pacific Coast League player related trophy to have been offered publicly. Includes (2) period news photographs picturing DiMaggio holding the trophy: EX-EX/MT ($20,000.00-$30,000.00) $50,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1029 Joe DiMaggio San Francisco Seals real photo postcard c.1934-35. Sepia tone real photo postcard picturing a young Joe DiMaggio posed in a Seals uniform. The reverse has a handwritten note to Joe from Harry Scott thanking him for allowing Scott to take the photo. Scott notes that he'd like to take Joe's photo once Joe is in a New York uniform. Very possibly a unique surviving example: EX-MT ($400.00-$500.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1030 Lefty O'Doul San Francisco Seals professional model baseball bat c.1934-43. Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 35" long and weighs 33oz. The bat exhibits evident use including numerous ball marks and stitching impressions on the barrel. "SEALS" is stamped on the end of the knob denoting its use with the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League. O'Doul was a coach with the Seals during the 1930s and developed a friendship with DiMaggio that lasted throughout their entire lives. Based on the labeling and O'Doul signature stamping, the offered bat appears to be a Lefty O'Doul professional coaches bat. It must be stated, however, that it is very possible Joe DiMaggio himself used this bat while with the Seals in 1934 and 1935. The bat exhibits very heavy usage wear including tremendous impact areas on the barrel which would have been consistent with DiMaggio's right handed hitting style. These factors coupled with the fact that O'Doul batted left handed create a very interesting scenario. The very fact that Joe had the bat within his own collection certainly warrants consideration of the aforementioned circumstances. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX ($2,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1031 Joe DiMaggio Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame plaque. Large 15"x20" mahogany plaque presented to DiMaggio in 1980 upon his induction to the Bat Area Sports Hall of Fame. The award features an applied metal bust picturing DiMaggio and a placard inscribed with Joe's career accomplishments. The wooden plaque has some surface wear to the finish in a few areas: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1032 Joe DiMaggio's crutches c.1934-36. Pair of vintage wooden crutches remaining in original condition with a desirable 'alligatored' surface. The crutches were most likely used by Joe in either one of two scenarios. The first possibility would be in 1934 when Joe suffered two consecutive knee injuries from chance accidents, the second of which caused him to sit out the remainder of the 1934 season with the San Francisco Seals. Several period newspaper articles make reference to a splint on Joe's injured leg. The second would be in early 1936 when he suffered a severe burn on his foot from a sun lamp causing him to miss the first month of his rookie season with the Yankees. Joe also used crutches in the late 1940s after foot surgery but they were of a different type and construction than the offered set. Poignant vintage item symbolizing Joe's battle with injuries that shortened his career by at least several years. Includes a period photo of Joe seated with crutches which is included for display only as the pair is from the 1940s: EX ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $4,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1033 1969 Fred Hutchinson Major League Award presented to Joe DiMaggio. Large white alabaster desk set measures 15" long with a brass clock and two pen receptacles. Applied brass placard is inscribed, "Fred Hutchinson Major League Award Presented at Sicks Stadium, Seattle April 25, 1969 to Joe DiMaggio for outstanding contributions to professional baseball: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $1,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 1034 Joe DiMaggio sculpture c.1976. Bust sculpture of Joe DiMaggio by F.J. Pechman signed and dated on the reverse. 18" tall with a mottled black onyx base. Fairly well executed study of the Yankee Clipper with excellent display qualities: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
See a Picture of this Item 1035 1976 Joe DiMaggio Touchdown Club Baseball Athlete of the Century figural trophy. Very high quality figural trophy titled the "Timmie Award" features a large silverplated football player running with a football atop a black painted wooden base. Front of the base has several applied placards including football shaped "Touchdown Club of Washington D.C." emblem and placard inscribed to DiMaggio. 16รถ in total height, trophy remains in very clean overall condition. The Touchdown Club awards are among the more prestigious of their type with recipients including Johnny Unitas, Wilt Chamberlain, and George Halas. Includes an unrelated group of paper materials from the Touchdown Club c.1968 as sent to Joe DiMaggio: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1036 1957 Joe DiMaggio figural baseball trophy. Large silverplated trophy is inscribed on the front, "Joe DiMaggio Night Jacksonville Baseball Park May 27, 1957". Trophy measures an impressive 30" tall with a large silverplated batter figural at the top. The bat has been replaced on the batter figural; otherwise, the trophy remains fairly clean overall with light general wear: EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $425.00
See a Picture of this Item 1036a Vintage Joe DiMaggio tuxedo c.1960s. Custom made black tuxedo (jacket and pants) as worn by Joe DiMaggio. The elegant black jacket retains its original Gangemi-Spica, New York tailor's tag inside the collar. The tuxedo exhibits overall general light to moderate usage wear incl. some toning to a few areas of the interior lining. Includes a large format black and white photograph of DiMaggio wearing the tuxedo: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1037 Important Joe DiMaggio Yankee Stadium monument plaque. On May 30, 1932, the New York Yankees dedicated a stadium monument to their late manager Miller Huggins. This event began one of the most respected traditions in baseball history, known today as Monument Park. Within the hallowed shrine are plaques and monuments dedicated to the Yankees' finest including Miller Huggins, Jacob Ruppert, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Edward Barrow, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio. On April 12, 1970, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle were in attendance when their plaques were unveiled at Yankee Stadium. Their former teammates and friends Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzuto aided in the unveiling to the excitement of the Yankee Stadium faithful. The two greatest Yankees of the 1940s-60s era had taken their rightful place amongst those who had come before them. In 1984, Mr. George Steinbrenner and the Yankees were preparing for the annual Old Timers Day event of 1985, which was also Joe DiMaggio's 50th anniversary with the club. It was discovered that the monument plaques originally created and displayed for both Mantle and DiMaggio were smaller then those of Ruth and Gehrig. As such, Mr. Steinbrenner elected to order two new plaques of equal size to replace the existing smaller versions. These events are outlined in a 1984 letter sent from Mr. Steinbrenner to Joe DiMaggio, which is included with the lot. The original plaque, which had been dedicated in 1970, was then presented to Joe DiMaggio at the ceremonies held on July 13, 1985 to honor his 50th anniversary with the Yankees. Bronze plaque is of the highest quality and has a raised bust image of DiMaggio with raised lettering both above and below as follows: Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 1936-1951 The Yankee Clipper Hit in 56 Consecutive Games "Greatest Living Player" in Baseball's Centennial Year In Recognition of His Singular Excellence and For His Legacy of Greatness This Plaque Presented to Joe DiMaggio by Mickey Mantle in a Ceremony at Yankee Stadium on June 8, 1969". The plaque remains in fine original condition with some patination to the bronze on the reverse where it was attached to the wall at Yankee Stadium. Included with the plaque are numerous vintage photographs from the DiMaggio collection picturing the plaque, Mantle and DiMaggio, and the unveiling. Overall size is 18"x24". Absolutely unique opportunity to acquire one of the most historic baseball related presentational pieces to have ever enter the marketplace: EX-MT (Estimate Upon Request) $50,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 1038 Original 16mm film sent to Joe DiMaggio in 1975 from Bert Rotfeld. Appears to be a mixture of vintage clips used for a larger production incl. scenes of Gehrig and DiMaggio at Spring Training and Joe in the Yankees dugout. No sound; includes original case addressed to DiMaggio: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1039 Paul Hornung's Greatest Sports legends film. 16mm film with sound features a DiMaggio segment at the beginning. Includes its original case which is hand addressed to DiMaggio by himself (autographed): EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 1040 1968 World Series 16mm film. Includes its original box addressed to Joe DiMaggio. Film has sound: EX-MT ($250.00-$350.00) $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 1041 1950 World Series 16mm film. Original motion picture relating to the 1950 World Series between the Yankees and Phillies. Includes its original box addressed to DiMaggio at Yankee Stadium. Film has sound: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $60.00
See a Picture of this Item 1042 Joe DiMaggio and Lefty O'Doul original 16mm film c.1950s. Great original film with Japanese language (includes some English translation) picturing O'Doul and DiMaggio in Japan with various crowd scenes and candid views: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 1043 Baseball's Greatest Dynasty 16mm film. Original film includes interview with Joe and images of Seals Stadium. Includes blank breaks in the film for commercials: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 1044 Lot of (2) 1936 World Series audio reels. Pair of period audio only film reels from the 1936 World Series between the Yankees and Giants: EX ($250.00-$350.00) $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 1045 "New Swat King" original 16mm film. Short 1 1/2 minute film pictures Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio's batting grip, and Joe hitting a home run. Film has no sound: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1046 Original Joe DiMaggio 16mm film. Short one minute film includes some great images of DiMaggio picking out bats and some game footage. Film has no sound: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 1047 Original Joe DiMaggio 16mm film. Short one minute film includes several fine images of Joe with his son in the Yankees dugout and Joe with Rocky Marciano. Film has no sound: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 1048 Rare original Joe DiMaggio related 16mm film c.1930s. Period film pictures various scenes with the San Francisco Seals including player batting scenes in uniform. Three minutes total length with no sound: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $1,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 1049 Lot of (2) original 35mm films with relation to Joe DiMaggio's Goodwill Tour of Japan c.1950s. Each features various images of DiMaggio with Lefty O'Doul during the Tour of Japan including a poignant video of DiMaggio visiting the Hiroshima Peace Center: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $1,100.00
See a Picture of this Item 1050 Joe DiMaggio original 35mm film c.1930s. Short film depicts Joe signing his player contract with Col. Ruppert and several uniform views of Joe: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $225.00
See a Picture of this Item 1051 Joe DiMaggio batting study original 35mm film. Short "Movietone" film depicting Joe DiMaggio batting: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1052 1937 original 35mm film featuring New York Yankees player views and the 1937 World Series. Includes player slow motion images: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $750.00
See a Picture of this Item 1053 Lot of several original films from the Joe DiMaggio collection. Subjects include Dorothy Arnold, 1940s music reel, and Joe in uniform film (rough): Range GD-EX/MT ($300.00-$400.00) $550.00
Lot group 901 to 1000