Lot # 13: 1935 Zeenut PCL Joe DiMaggio (HOF RC) - SGC FR 1.5

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Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

Extraordinarily rare and important card of Joe DiMaggio, featuring him as a member of the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League, prior to joining the Yankees in 1936.  Issued in 1935, this "pre-rookie" card is technically DiMaggio's second-year card (he also appeared on a 1934 Zeenut card that pictured him batting), this has become one of the Yankee Clipper's most highly prized cards.  As is the case with most Zeenut cards of this era, the bottom coupon has been removed, in this case carefully, yielding an attractive image despite the lower technical grade.  Some surface wear is evident, including a heavy abrasion at the top left corner and a small fish-eye near DiMaggio's cap, and a series of faint spider creases can be seen at the bottom-right corner (more visible on the reverse but still evident).  This is one of Joe DiMaggio's most sought-after cards, incredibly difficult to find (just 31 examples exist on grading company population reports, with or without the coupon), and extremely significant.

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