Lot # 5: 1959 JCM 24 Hoshi Gangu Complete Set (20) w/Sadaharu Oh (HOF) (Rookie) Including 12 HOFers

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Item was in Auction "Auction 55 - Ended 5/5/2019",
which ran from 4/17/2019 6:00 PM to
5/4/2019 11:00 PM

While we have offered singles and groups of JCM 24 Hoshi Gangu cards in the past, this is the first time in our 31 years of dealing with Japanese baseball cards that we have ever been able to offer a complete set. The set is high grade, with sharp borders, corners and images. There are a few centering issues common to the set, but this is to be expected. The roster of players included in the set is impressive. Of course, the most important element is the rookie card of Sadaharu Oh (upper left corner). Shigeo Nagashima (HOF) is seen swinging a bat above Oh's image. Nagashima's own card is just to the right of Oh's. Nagashima can also be seen in the background of the Futoshi Nakanishi card (top row center). And in the card second from right in the top row, look who is in the background of the card featuring Masaichi Kaneda (HOF), Japan's greatest pitcher ever....Nagashima again! Other HOFer cards in the set are (top row right) Motoshi Fujita w/ Katsuya Nomura. Second row, left to right: (HOFers) Kazuhisa Inao, Yasumitsu Toyoda, Kazuhisa Inao w/Tatsuro Hirooka, Yoshio Yoshida and Tadashi Sugiura. Hawaiian Andy Miyamoto is seen second from left in the third row. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the most popular Japanese baseball card sets of all time.

Size: Each card is 1 5/16" x 2 5/8".

Condition: Most cards Nm/Mt with several off-centered.

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