painting of Joe DiMaggio ready to swing a bat
Joe DiMaggio stamp art, 2012

Illustrator: Kadir Nelson

Joe DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio and nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper,” was an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons as a New York Yankee. He helped the team win ten American League Pennants and nine World Series Championships. This portrait is based on an iconic photograph showing DiMaggio following through on a right-hand swing.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection