Not to be left out, older brother Vince DiMaggio joins Dom on this short list of guys who appeared in 1000+ games and played at least 95% of them in center field. (Only 8 guys all-time!)
- Brian McRae (1990-99)
- Gary Pettis (1982-92)
- Curt Flood (1956-71)
- Bill Virdon (1955-68)
- Bill Bruton (1953-64)
- Dom DiMaggio (1940-53)
- Vince DiMaggio (1937-46)
- Tris Speaker (1907-28)
Joe joins this list if you lower the bar to 90%, still an impressive level that includes just 29 players. Center field isn't an easy position to hang on to!
RedManCards.com features checklists for all 4 years of Red Man cards (1952-55). My DiMaggio's missing the bottom tab, which included the #5 card number. Here's a complete version, which commands somewhat more money.
Value: Low-grade #5s cost about $10 and creep up as condition improves. I recommend checking eBay values only by completed auctions, since some sellers set unreachably high asking prices.
Fakes / reprints: Red Man set reprints use white card stock, black borders around the front image, and say REPRINT on the back.