1941 R336 Play Ball #71 Joe DiMaggio

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1080

Item Year: 1941

Category: 1930s to 1940s cards

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Graded VG-EX+ 4.5 by PSA. Very sharp-looking 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio, one of collecting's most famous cards, featuring the "Yankee Clipper" in his familiar swing-through pose. This striking example has light, even wear on the corners, a crystal-clear image, and excellent centering (just slightly to the left). The card has been downgraded due to a few very light creases despite a far superior appearance. The reverse displays natural, even toning common to cards from this set. This card tends to be very difficult to find in high grade because it is #71 of 72 cards in the set. Kids often put these cards in numerical order, naturally subjecting the first and last few card numbers to additional wear. DiMaggio's 1941 MVP season was highlighted by his 56-game hitting streak, a Major League record that stands to this day. This milestone "career year" contributes to the great popularity of Joe DiMaggio's 1941 Play Ball card. An exceptional mid-grade example of one of the key cards from the 1941 Play Ball set and one of the most iconic cards of the era. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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