Lot # 110: 1937 Meiji University Team High Grade Autographed Baseball (20 Sigs.)--Masao Yoshida (HOF) & Shigeo Kameda (Hawaii)

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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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

This baseball was signed by 20 members of the Meiji University baseball team. Two autographs, Shigeo Kameda and Mitsuo Fukuyama, are signed in English. Hawaiian Shigeo Kameda has a most interesting life story. Kameda, while a student at Meiji U., was conscripted into the Japanese army, where he ended up fighting against several of his brothers! Kameda was not allowed to return to the U.S. for nearly 20 years after the war. The most prominent player who signed the ball is Hall of Famer Masao Yoshida, who led his high school team to three consecutive national championships at Koshien, and then starred as Meiji U. won four consecutive pennants. Yoshida never played professional baseball. Team signed baseballs from this era are quite rare and highly collectible.

Size: Regular Baseball Size.

Condition: Signatures range from 4 to 9 out of 10. The ball is Ex/Mt to Nm.

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