JOE DIMAGGIO - CONTRACT SIGNED 07/16/1991 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN HENRY WILLIAMS, BRIAN INTERLAND, JERRY BRENNER - HFSID 288544
Sale Price $765.00
JOE DIMAGGIODiMaggio signs consent to the marketing of items commemorating the 50th anniversary of his 56-game hitting streak, co-signed by Ted Williams' son John Henry and two of his associates. Contract signed: "Joe DiMaggio", "John Henry Williams", "Brian A. Interland" and "Jerry Brenner", 1 page, 8½x11.Woburn, Massachusetts, 1991 July 12. DiMaggio authorizes use of his name image to Grand Slam Marketing for use of his name and likeness on T-shirts commemorating the 50th anniversary of his 1941 consecutive game hitting streak, with DiMaggio to receive one-third of the profits from all sales. Notarized. JOE DiMAGGIO (1914-1999) played centerfield for the New York Yankees from 1936-1942 and 1946-1951 with a lifetime batting average of .325. The Hall of Famer waselected to the All-Star team every year, was American League batting champion in 1939 and 1940 and home run leader in 1948. Heholds the major league consecutive game-hitting streak of 56 (1941); called baseball's greatest feat by many. He was Most Valuable Player in 1939, 1941, and 1947. At Baseball's 1969 Centennial Celebration, he was named the game's greatest living player. "Joltin' Joe", also known as "the Yankee Clipper" was married to Marilyn Monroe. Although the marriage lasted less than a year in 1954, DiMaggio and Monroe were close to remarrying when she died (mysteriously) in 1962, and he sent roses to her grave site thrice weekly for twenty years. JOHN HENRY WILLIAMS (1968-2004), Ted Williams' only son, actively involved in sports and internet marketing, faced frequent lawsuits and bankruptcy proceedings. Reversing the usual career progression, he entered minor league baseball at age 33 (in 2002), but had little success. After Ted's death, John Henry produced a controversial document expressing his father's wish to be kept in cryogenic suspension, on the chance that future medical advances would permit resuscitation. (The will was contested by family members, and its authenticity questioned by sports writer Leigh Montville, but the courts upheld its legality. John Henry now resides near his father in a cryogenic chamber in Scottsdale, Arizona. BRIAN INTERLAND and JERRY BRENNER, John Henry Williams' partners at Grand Slam Marketing and other ventures, remain active in Jerry Brenner Promotions, a private fund-raising service based in Brookline, Massachusetts. Fine condition.
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