Card of the Day: Joe DiMaggio 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Jumbo Patch

Card of the Day: Joe DiMaggio 1941 Play Ball #71

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Bring Home Jamie Cooper’s Yankees Dream Scene Today

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Ok Yankees fans.  I’ve got some great news for you.  Jamie Cooper’s Yankees Dream Scene can now be yours to own.  Starting on Monday, November 17, 2014 Jamie Cooper will have Yankees Dream Scene lithographs for sale.  Each lithograph is printed on 300 gsm quality art stock, measures 26″ x 28″, and comes with a certificate explaining all the hidden details within the scene.  Jamie Cooper will also sign each lithograph too.  The cost is $125.00 plus $25.00 S&H for a single lithograph.  If you’re interested in purchasing one of these Yankees Dream Scene lithographs, please contact Jamie Cooper at: jamie@jcap.com.au 

This would make an excellent gift for that ultimate Yankees fan!!!

Legendary Auctions sold the original Yankees Dream Scene in August, 2013 for over $20,000.00 during the National Sports Collectors Convention.  Jamie Cooper’s work is incredibly well done, and you can spend hours analyzing all the little details he puts into his work.  He really does his research.  Phillies fans know his work from the Phillies Dream Scene that is now hanging in the “Diamond Club” at Citizens Bank Park.  Lithographs for the Phillies Dream Scene are also available.

Card of the Day: Joe DiMaggio 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Relic

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Card of the Day: Dom DiMaggio 2002 Topps Heritage Auto

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Vintage Baseball Memorabilia Mailday

During the summer I worked at Evangelical Community Hospital located in Lewisburg, PA which is right down the street from one of my favorite card shops.  Yesturday in the mail I received a package from one of the ladies that I worked with over the summer.  She apparently saw my picture in the newspaper with the seven Heisman Trophy winners that was taken during this year’s National and decided to send me a few things for my collection.  What was inside just blew me away.

Along with a few newspaper clippings, she sent an old Washington Senators scorecard that she obtained at a game and is dated 8/4/1942.  The Senators were playing the Yankees that day and she was even able to get a few signatures.  It features signatures of the following:

  • Joe McCarthy – Yankees Manager 1931 – 1946, HOF 1967
  • Red Branch – Yankees Pitcher 1941 – 1942
  • John Lindell – Yankees OF 1941 – 1950
  • Red Ruffing – Yankees Pitcher 1930 – 1942 & 1945 – 1946, HOF 1967
  • Robert “Red” Rolfe – Yankees 3B 1931, 1934 – 1942
  • Jerry Priddy – Yankees 2B 1941 – 1942
  • Frank Crosetti – Yankees SS 1932 – 1948
  • Ernie Bonham – Yankees Pitcher 1941 – 1943

I couldn’t believe this piece when I pulled it out of the envelope.  For being 67 years old, the scorecard is in great condition.  The signatures look pretty good for being signed in pencil all those years ago.  The autographs look better in person, but I tried to get a few shots to show.  The Yankees lineup shows Joe DiMaggio and Phil Rizzuto playing that day.  You can click on each photo for a closer look.

The ads on the scorecard are funny to read.  Most of them are tobacco companies.  I specifically find it funny that back then you could purchase 6 season tickets to a Redskins home game for $9.90 per seat.  This is something that will stay in my personal collection forever.

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These signatures look a lot better in person.  Pencil doesn’t always show the best on a scan.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1993 Pinnacle Joe DiMaggio Box Set

For some crazy reason, I’ve been seeing these 1993 Pinnacle Joe DiMaggio Box Sets appear more and more at card shows.  Each box contains a certified autograph of Joe DiMaggio.  There are 5 different types of autographs you can collect and each one is limited to 1,800 copies.  Also included in each box is a 30-card Joe DiMaggio set.  Sealed boxes can be picked up for around $150.00 if you shop at the right place.  You really can’t go wrong with this product.  Collectors have been known to spend a lot more than $150.00 on a box and pull stuff not even close to a Joe DiMaggio signature.

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I’ve always thought it was funny how Upper Deck and Donini would cut up the cards from the ’93 box set and insert them into their newer stuff.

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