The death of Joe DiMaggio on Monday at age 84 is certain to have a dramatic effect on any collectibles associated with the former New York Yankee great. The national media will continue to play up the life -- and death of the long-time Yankee Clipper particularly because of his ties with the Yankees. DiMaggio had become a bit of a recluse when he began to be in failing health in the past year yet autographs, pictures and other memorabilia is likely to skyrocket in value over the next several months.