Joe DiMaggio

Description (Brief):

Postcard of baseball player Joe DiMaggio. The card is part of a series made by the Exhibit Supply Company (ESCO) between 1939-1946. Unlike traditional baseball cards, which were often offered as premiums or in packages, the large format Exhibit cards were dispensed from vending machines. ESCO released their first series of cards in 1921. This series is known as the Salutations series, as cards in the set included a greeting and copy of the player's autograph.

Description (Brief)

Joseph (Joe) DiMaggio (1914-1990) played centerfield for the New York Yankees from 1936-1942 and from 1946-1951, with time in-between spent in military service. One of the most dominant and popular athletes in United States history, Joltin' Joe was an All-Star every season of his 13 year career, taking home three American League Most Valuable Player Awards and leading the Yankees to a remarkable 9 World Series Championships. In 1941, the Yankee Clipper , a lifetime .325 batter, set a Major League Baseball record, getting a hit in 56 consecutive games.

Description (Brief)

The son of Italian immigrants, DiMaggio had two brothers, Dominic (Dom) and Vincent (Vince,) who also played in the Major Leagues. The native Californian made international headlines with his short-lived marriage to actress Marilyn Monroe in 1954.

Description (Brief)

Enshrined in Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1955, Dimaggio is remembered, not only for his achievements on the diamond, but as an icon for the era in which he played.

Date Made: 1939-1946

Thru Person: Rinsland, GeorgeAssociated Name: DiMaggio, JoeNew York YankeesMaker: Exhibit Supply Company

Subject: Baseball


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.310547.029.05Accession Number: 310547Catalog Number: 310547.029.05

Object Name: card, baseballCard, Baseballpostcard, baseballbaseball cardbaseball postcard

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330754

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