Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Q: Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? A: Topps!!!

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio...What's Topps Marquee???

The Number One Source in the Hobby has reported that the estate of Joe DiMaggio, timed to the 70th anniversary of the Yankee Clipper's record setting 56 game hitting streak, has awarded a license to Topps to produce trading cards with his likeness.

Joltin' Joe, who was previously an exclusive with that other card company (remember card #0???), now joins Mantle, Ruth, and the other CMG's, and will be included in future card products...

Including something that appears to be a brand new product.  Check out the name of the brand on the card. 

Topps Marquee.


Now, Mr. DiMaggio is no stranger to Topps cards.  Remember in 2001, he was included in the ten card insert set "Before There Was Topps", and in 2007 (the year that featured Generation Now, and the continuation of Mantle, Bonds, and A-Rod Home Run History sets), he was featured in not one, but TWO insert sets:  the Streak, a 56 card set highlighting every game during his historic hitting streak; and "The Streak BEFORE The Streak, a 61-card masterpiece honoring his minor league hitting streak with the San Francisco Seals.

Unless they make him a SSP card within Topps 2, expect a variation card of the Clipper in Topps' Update Series.


JayBee Anama


I'm Your Average Card Collector said...

Nice. Hopefully he will be.

TDLindgren said...

Excellent! Topps has a lock on just about every all-time great now. DiMaggio, Mantle, Koufax, Aaron, CMG guys(Ruth, Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Gehrig, etc.) and Musial. Who's missing? I can only think of Mays and Ted Williams.