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Lot # 184: 1933 Joe DiMaggio Minor League Hitting Streak Newpaper

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM

Most baseball fans are aware of Joe DiMaggio's likely unassailable hitting streak of 56 straight games in 1941. Fewer know that Joltin' Joe started another streak of 16 games immediately after the record-setter was halted, hitting safely in an amazing total of 72-of-73 games. But still fewer are aware that the record was not even the longest streak of his career, as Joe crushed the Pacific Coast League mark in 1933 by recording 61 straight with a hit. This full sports page from the July 18, 1933, edition of San Francisco's Call Bulletin is jammed with sports tidbits but the only images - front-and-center - are of the budding phenom, with a closeup of his eyes above a swinging image of a 19-year old DiMaggio. Page shows yellowing from age, is 16x20" visible, matted and framed to 20.5x24.5". Lest anyone think Joe DiMaggio was not one of the most consistent hitters in baseball history, the records of his accomplishments provide ample evidence of this fact, and this is a very rare and outstanding early look.

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