Lot # 25: 1949 JCM 51 Arky Vaughan S.F. Seals Japan Tour Menko Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 2 (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



Hall of Fame shortstop Vaughan made his minor league debut with the Wichita Aviators of the Western League in 1931. He bashed 21 homers while batting .338. The next year, only his second in pro baseball, he became the starting shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his stellar major league career with the Pirates and Dodgers (1932-1948), Vaughan, a nine time all star, batted .318. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985. Many of the most avid fans of vintage baseball are unaware that Vaughn did not retire from baseball after his final season in the big leagues. In 1949, Vaughan played left field for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League in 1949, batting .288 in 97 games. After the 1949 season, the Seals toured Japan in one of the first postwar peacetime exchanges between the U.S. and the Land of the Rising Sun. As a result, a card of Arky Vaughan is included in the JCM 51 set. Vaughan did not actually participate in the Tour, so most of the sets commemorating this event do not feature a card of Arky Vaughn.

Size: 1 3/8" X 2 13/16"

Condition: Would be Ex but for some minor creasing.

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