Lot # 32: 1949 Unctalogued Large Bromide--Japan East Team w/Starffin (HOF) & Many Other HOFers

Category: Baseball Cards

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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

Twenty-two star players are pictured on this card. The East Team introduced this uniform on 10/17/49 when they challenged the San Francisco Seals at Jingu Stadium in front of 60,000 spectators. The Seals prevailed, scoring twice in both the 7th and 8th innings to win 4-0. Milo Candini picked up the win, with HOFer Hiroshi Nakao losing in relief of Victor Starffin (HOF), who had held the Seals without a run during the first six innings. Next, the East Team donned these uniforms for the annual East-West All Star Series, similar to our All Star games in the U.S. It is unknown whether these uniforms were ever used again. The players are not identified on this blank backed card, but we can identify numerous HOFers such as Victor Starffin, Tetsuharu Kawakami, Shigeru Chiba, Michio Nishizawa, Takehiko Bessho, Makoto Kozuru, Hideo Fujimoto, Kazuto Tsuruoka, Hiroshi Nakao, etc., etc.

Size: 5 3/4" x 4 1/4"

Condition: There is a faint crease at lower left. Residual paper and glue on the blank back from having originally been pasted onto a display sheet by the manufacturer. Overall Ex.

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