Joe DiMaggio (Plus Martin, Mantle, etc.) Signed Photo Collection (13)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,763
Addendum: There is a slight error in the catalog description for this Lot. This collection DOES NOT include a Yankees "Living Legends" litho signed by DiMaggio in blue Sharpie.
This collection of thirteen high-quality Joe DiMaggio signed photos is comprised of nine single-signed photos and four that have been signed by DiMaggio and one or more other players pictured with him. Among the highlights are six large-format 11 x 14-inch photos and a photo signed by DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Dom DiMaggio. Unless otherwise noted, all of the photos are black-and-white prints and each of the signatures has been scripted in blue Sharpie, grading "10." Single-Signed Photos (9): comprised of three 8 x 10-inch photos and six 11 x 14-inch photos, each of which captures DiMaggio in a different pose. It should be noted that four of the 11 x 14-inch photos are mounted on thick cardboard stock and originate from The Brearley Collection, as noted on the reverse. The four Brearley Collection photos offer particularly exceptional clarity due to the fact that all are hand printed from the original negatives. Multi-Signed Photos (4). All measure 8 x 10 inches. Comprised of the following: 1) DiMaggio/Ted Williams/Dom DiMaggio; 2) DiMaggio/Bill Terry; 3) DiMaggio/Bill Dickey; 4) DiMaggio/Bob Feller. This is an exceptional Joe DiMaggio signed photo collection and its provenance is equally impressive. All of these signatures were obtained in person by our consignor while attending signing shows in the late 1980s and 1990s. Specifically, the DiMaggio signatures were obtained at a New York City signing show in the early 1990s. As an interesting side note, DiMaggio had placed a limit of how many items he would sign for each person at the show. In order to get all fifteen photographs signed (plus another thirty that comprise a separate lot in this auction), despite DiMaggio's arbitrary restriction to just several per person, our consignor, who was a school teacher, recruited students to wait in line with him so that he could get all of these pieces signed. They have been carefully stored away ever since. All of the photos are in Excellent to Mint condition or better with the exception of the DiMaggio/Feller (light stain on the reverse; Ex) and one of the 11 x 14-inch Brearley Collection photos (photo has slightly separated from its mount; otherwise Nr-Mt). Total: 13 photos. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $1,763