Lot # 8: 1929 Uncatalogued Menko--Sakae Nakajima--RARE

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 54 Ended 10/28/2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 4:00 PM to
10/27/2018 11:00 PM

This is much the nicer of the two known examples of this card. Sakae Nakajima was a right fielder for Rikkio U. of the Japanese Big Six University League in the late 1920s and early 1930s. After playing as a reserve in Fall 1928, he burst onto the scene in Spring 1929 with a .393 batting average. He followed that up by hitting .304 in Fall 1929. He tailed off to a .255 average in Spring 1930, and subsequently served only as a part time player.

Size: 1 7/8" x 2 5/8"

Condition: Ex to Ex/Mt

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