When matching refers to a significant event in the career of one of the greatest champions, the prices of jerseys are very high : $ 4.4M by SCP for Babe Ruth on May 19, 2012, $ 2.05M by Heritage for Jackie Robinson on November 19, 2017, $ 1.32M by Heritage for Mickey Mantle on August 18, 2018. These results include the premium.
In June 2018 SCP sold in a private sale a recently surfaced jersey worn by Lou Gehrig in 1937. It was matched with two games including a homer game. The price was announced as very high but not revealed.
Joe DiMaggio was a champion of the same highest caliber. He made his whole career with the New York Yankees, after Ruth and Gehrig and before Mantle. In 1949 he was the first baseball player to win $ 100,000 in a single season. Bored of baseball after several injuries, he retired after the 1951 season. He was briefly married to Marilyn Monroe in 1954.
On October 18, 2018 a jersey worn by DiMaggio passed at Heritage. Photo matched only once in 1947, it does not appear in the following games. It had been estimated $ 400K.
In an online auction ending on February 1, Lelands sells as lot 304 a uniform worn by DiMaggio, graded A8 by MEARS. The jersey is photo matched with no less than six games between April 1950 and March 1951 including two homer games, and the pants are matched with the last of those six games.
SOLD for $ 230K including premium