Lot # 41: c. 1951 JCM 83 Hiya Pharmaceuticals Joe DiMaggio

Category: Tour Items

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 3 (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

Joe DiMaggio was a member of the U.S. Major League All Star team that toured Japan following the 1951 season. The American team cruised to a record of 13-1-2 during the Tour. DiMaggio batted .296 with two home runs. His performance was eclipsed by Ferris Fain's .417 mark, as well as brother Dom's .319 average. However, during the Tour, Joe DiMaggio was truly the star of the show as far as the Japanese crowds were concerned. Unsurprisingly, Joe DiMaggio was the only U.S. player included in the JCM 83 set. The Hiya set is most often seen as an uncut, 10 card sheet. Usually, the DiMaggio card is seen in lower grades, as the card was originally positioned at the upper left corner, often resulting in considerable damage to the upper left corner and left border. Although the front is nicer than usual the back of the card is dirty. 

Size: 1 15/32" x 3"

Condition: Vg

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