While legendary Yankees centerfielder "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio is mostly associated with his retired number 5, DiMaggio also sported number 9 throughout his rookie season of 1936. Presented is a compelling look at fast action during Game 1 of the 1936 World Series as the rookie DiMaggio races up the line to beat a throw and Giants hall of fame player-manager, Bill Terry attempts to avoid a potentially violent collision. This image has clearly been tightly cropped from a much wider shot and image quality is impacted as a result. Still, photo remains a fabulous remembrance of Joe DiMaggio's first World Series appearance and the very first of 199 World Series at bats throughout his career. Incredibly, DiMaggio would help propel the New York Yankees to a total of nine World Series titles between 1936-51, while only suffering a single defeat in the Fall Classic, in 1942, to the St. Louis Cardinals. Condition remains nearly flawless with a full paper caption affixed to verso. Authenticated and encapsulated as a Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA.