Rare autograph letter signed by President Gerald Ford to Baseball Legend Joe Dimaggio
Gerald Ford Autograph Letter Signed to Joe DiMaggio.
Ford, Gerald (Joe DiMaggio).$2,000.00
Item Number: 95230
Rare autograph letter signed by President Gerald Ford to Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio. Dated December 20, 1979 on Ford’s presidential letterhead, the letter reads: “Dear Mr. DiMaggio: I would like to invite you to play in the Fourth Annual Jerry Ford Invitational Tournament in Vail, Colorado. The dates this year are July 28-29. The purse this year will be $100,000. We will be playing in fivesomes, one best ball. It should be a great golfing experience with over forty professionals attending…Hope to see you there. 1980 could be a banner year for the tournament. Warmest best wishes, Sincerely, “Jerry Ford.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed with the original transmittal envelope which is also signed by Ford and an original full-color photograph of DiMaggio and Ford at the Fourth Annual Jerry Ford Invitational Tournament in Vail, Colorado. The entire piece measures 25 inches by 20 inches. A unique association.
The Jerry Ford Invitational celebrity pro-am golf tournament was hosted by former President Gerald Ford between the years of 1977 and 1996. Winners of the tournament included Jack Nicklaus (1977), Tom Purtzer (1981), Jim Colbert (1987), and Jim Thorpe (1993).