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    1937 O-Pee-Chee Joe DiMaggio #118A PSA NM 7. "Joe DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw," contemporary diamond legend Ted Williams once told reporters. 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 notoriety, and certainly not since Ruth's retirement had a player garnered the sort of adulation that DiMaggio claimed both on and off the playing field. In 1936, as a rookie out of the Pacific Coast League he would reserve a place with his team at the World's Champions table, acquiring his first taste of Fall Classic cuisine. It would be a meal he would savor ten more times in his career. Among his early card appearances, few are as scarce as his '37 O-Pee-Chee card. Graded PSA NM 7, the surfaces are close to immaculate, the fragile die-cut lines and perforation points show minimal levels of wear. The reverse is as nice as the front, text translated into French confirms its Canadian origin. Corners show only very slight wear at the outer tips. There is basically nothing to suggest the fact that this entry of one of baseball's premier players has passed the three-quarter of a century mark. One of two cards graded NM, there are four rated higher. The definition of a "card' will continue to be debated. This is a rare chance to acquire one of the earliest appearances of DiMaggio on a card by any definition. Certainly one of the top 500 all-time baseball cards in the hobby.


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