THE DIMAGGIO ALBUMS, ONE OF ONLY 700 SETS SIGNED BY DIMAGGIO
DIMAGGIO, Joe. The DiMaggio Albums. Selections from Public and Private Collections Celebrating the Baseball Career of Joe DiMaggio. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1989). Two volumes. Quarto, original full blue morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Housed in original blue cloth slipcase with Yankees jersey logo and DiMaggio's number "5" on sides; original paper and cardboard packaging. $2200.
Signed limited first edition, number 449 of 700 sets signed by DiMaggio on the limitation page in Volume I. A fine copy preserved in the original packaging.
Joltin' Joe developed from "a gawky, awkward kid" to one of the game's most graceful athletes— a "picture player" both at bat and in center field. Many rate DiMaggio's 56-consecutive-game hitting streak in 1941 as the top baseball feat of all time. This two-volume commemorative album contains over 800 pages of newspaper accounts, photos and reproductions of memorabilia from DiMaggio's incomparable career, with an introduction and commentary by DiMaggio himself, and signed by him.
A fine signed copy.