Pair of Specially Inscribed Joe DiMaggio Single-Signed Balls

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1421

Item Year: 1990

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Pair of desirable Joe DiMaggio signed baseballs, each with added notations. Both balls are signed in blue ink across the sweet spot, with the signatures grading "9" or "10." 1) OAL (Budig) ball inscribed "Joe DiMaggio/Yankee Clipper." This ball is hand-numbered 14 of 41. The significance of the limited-edition numbered to 41 ties to 1941 as the year of DiMaggio's legendary streak. It is important to note that these are the only non-photo baseballs signed by DiMaggio with the "Yankee Clipper" inscription. The lThere are a few areas of light scattered age toning; otherwise it remains in Near Mint condition. Accompanied by a full LOA from James Spence/JSA and LOA from Morris Engleberg (DiMaggio's attorney). 2) OAL (Budig) ball inscribed "Joe DiMaggio/#5." Accompanied by a full LOA from PSA/DNA, which has graded the ball MINT 9 (signature and ball are both graded 9, resulting in a final overall grade of 9). Total: 2 balls. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.

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