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.
I have been missing most of the blogs I follow of late and have only managed 1 post per month in my own, when I did write something. I just made one last night for the first time in quite a while. I guess I am really not much of a writer and burned myself out with this new concept (for me).
I went back through your posts and saw some really sweet #5s. I am even jealous of some!!
Always fun to see what pops up next in a very interesting theme of collecting.
Thanks, good to see you back online! I'd never seen those Fritos ticket holders before, so now our jealousy's even. :-)
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