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    1940 Hillerich & Bradsby Advertising Sign, Signed by Joe DiMaggio. While similar signs issued in 1947 and featuring Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Johnny Mize and Mickey Vernon have made brief and infrequent appearances in the hobby, this much earlier and infinitely more desirable DiMaggio specimen is believed to be one of just four or five to exist. Worth a tremendous sum in its as-issued state, this one of a kind gem takes the appeal to an even higher realm with perfect blue sharpie proof that Joltin' Joe did indeed have a sense of humor. He makes comedic reference to the caricature at center that places his head on a dwarf-like frame, writing, "Barry-- Where's the rest of me -- Best Always, Joe DiMaggio." The "Barry" in question is, of course, famed collector Barry Halper, from whose collection this piece derives. The sign, which measures 15.5x20.5", shows some incidental creasing and a few small surface tears, but nothing that catches the eye upon viewing. One of the finest autographed DiMaggio pieces to reach the market this year. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Full grading LOA from PSA/DNA, NM-MT 8.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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