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    1936 World Wide Gum Joe DiMaggio #51 PSA EX-MT 6 - Pop One, None Higher! "Joe DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw." A remarkable statement made by anyone but nothing less than astounding considering they were uttered by legend Ted Williams. Joe DiMaggio had a career which cannot be summed up purely in numbers and awards. He had an impact on society as well as baseball history. Perhaps only Babe Ruth could match Joltin' Joe for pure notoriety. Not since Ruth's retirement had a player garnered the sort of adulation that DiMaggio claimed both on and off the playing field. Though intensely private, his marriage to Marilyn Monroe only brought him to the fore front and solidified his status as one of the most recognizable figures of twentieth century. In 1936, "Joltin' Joe" was a 21-year old rookie, fresh from the Pacific Coast League and California sun, quickly earning a place with his team at the World's Champions table. It would not be his last taste of Fall Classic cuisine. His few appearances on cards issued in '36 covered not just the American market but the Canadian one as well. Offered is his Canadian debut with "World Wide Gum!" If you are a DiMaggio fan then you must have this card - in any condition - in your collection.

    Graded PSA EX-MT 6. This is the only example graded EX-MT by PSA with none rated higher from a total pop of just thirty submissions. Centering is a small percentage away from precise. Each corner shows a consistent and very modest amount of wear. Surfaces are blemish-free but do show a mild toning along the outer perimeter. Once a card of this importance and quality is acquired, it will not see the public auction circuit for some time, if ever. This is a rare chance to acquire what must be one of the top 500 all-time baseball cards the hobby has to offer.


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    December, 2019
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