Lot # 59: 1953 Uncatalogued Leo Durocher N.Y. Giants Japan Tour First Prize Bromide Card--Unique

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $150.00

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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

Here is the only example of this giant sized card (no pun intended) of the fiery Hall of Famer known to exist. We assume that it was originally a first prize winner card on an uncatalogued and unknown display sheet which features cards from the New York Giants' Tour of Japan. Durocher piloted the Giants to an 11-1-1 record during the Tour while facing various Japan Pro Baseball opposition. We do not know whether his legendary temper caused him to be ejected from any games during the Tour, but he must have been agitated when Hoyt Wilhelm allowed a late inning run in their only defeat. What we do know is that the following season, Durocher enjoyed his most successful year as a manager, piloting the Giants to a 97-57 record and a World Series Championship. The two line Japanese inscription on the card front reads "New York Giants Leo Durocher Manager". This must be the rarest card of Leo Durocher ever produced. Blank backed.

Size: 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Condition: Two pinholes in the upper border, creasing in the lower left corner and two small tears at the lower right border. Also, some glue residue on the back at upper center due to possible previous attachment to the manufacturer's display sheet. Corners are Ex/Mt.

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