Joe DiMaggio Honorary Citizenship Baltimore Document
Very cool item. This is from the estate of Joe DiMaggio and has letter of provenance from the auction signed by Paula DiMaggio Hamra, Joltin' Joe's granddaughter. This auction was well known and much information can easily be found online. Obviously most of the material there-in was TO Joe and not FROM Joe, so is unsigned. This document is an honorary citizenship to the City of Baltimore and signed by Mayor Willaim Donald Schaefer. I really like this document as I grew up in Baltimore and remembe4r Schaefer well; He was mayor for 16 years and was a very good mayor despite being a democrat. The document is mounted on a folder with Schaefer's letterhead on the front. It is folded so the document is on the outside. On the other side of the cover are some hewspaper clippings that I suppose were put there by Joe himself. The larger mentions his 56 game hitting streak and why it is not broken. He was very proud of this. Imagine going over 1/3 of a season with not a single "0 for..." line. If you do that AND marry Marilyn Monroe what else is there to accomplish? No it is not signed by Joe but it is an interesting honor awarded to him that meant enough for him to keep and pass on to his family, and does have provenance signed by his granddaughter. Really a cool document priced right.