Original Photo from Joe DiMaggio 1936 National Chicle Fine Pen Issue Comes to Auction

Recently, I wrote about the Joe DiMaggio 1936 National Chicle Fine Pen rookie photo being one of the best pre-war bargains you’ll find. Now, the image used for that collectible is being auctioned.

Joe DiMaggio 1936 National Chicle Fine Pens Original Photo.jpgRMY Auctions has the photo in their current auction.

The image features a young DiMaggio during a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds. It is from the International News picturing the Hall of Famer in a March 20, 1936 game. The photo is not only significant because of its use in the National Chicle set but also because it is reportedly DiMaggio’s first game in a Yankees uniform.

The accompanying caption on the photograph calls DiMaggio the ‘sensational new star of the New York Yankees’ and mentions the swing resulted in a hit.

Now 82 years old, the photo displays a bit of wear, including a missing corner. However, the actual image is incredible with most damage seemingly avoiding that important part of the photograph.

The auction is already underway and will run until May 26.

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