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    1998-99 Joe DiMaggio Single Signed "Joe DiMaggio Day" Baseballs Lot of 3. Autographed during that brief span between Joltin' Joe's final Yankee Stadium appearance on September 27, 1998 and his death on March 8, 1999, this trio of baseballs is among the crop of collectibles that have come to be known by the morbid term of "deathbed balls." Opinions certainly vary on the collectibility of these rarities, but their status as being among the last autographs from one of the twentieth century's top sporting figures seems an insurmountable argument for their relevance. While the dark blue stitching of the OAL (Budig) balls, stamped with a DiMaggio tribute, gives the balls a gloomy look on its own, the shaky 10/10 blue ink sweet spot autographs further this characterization, bearing sad witness to the illness that would soon end Joe's life. Each is affixed with a "Yankee Clipper Enterprises" authenticating sticker, and is housed in an attractive plexiglass box with descriptive plaque. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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