In November 1928, following his final major league season as an active player, Ty Cobb, along with Bob Shawkey, Herb Hunter and umpire Ernie Quigley journeyed to Japan to play 12 exhibition games with the Daimai team. Their
opponent in seven of the 12 contests was Keio University of the Japan Big Six University League. Cobb is pictured on the cover of the January 1929 issue of Yakyukai (Baseball World) with Keio catcher and team captain, Takayoshi
Okada (left) and Japan Hall of Fame member, pitcher and first baseman Saburo Miyatake. The Cobb signature on the cover is a facsimile. There are a number of photos inside as well, with Cobb in his Daimai uniform, his Tokyo uniform
which he also wore on the tour, and in street clothes. Also seen in the magazine are photos with Shawkey, Hunter and Quigley. This is a very hard-to-find magazine. We have seen only two copies during the last 30 years! If you are a
U.S. Tour of Japan collector or Ty Cobb fan, this is an excellent opportunity to obtain a keepsake from this rarely discussed tour.
Size: 7 1/4" x 10 1/8". 160 pages.
Condition: There is tape on the bottom portion of the spine and lower right edge of the cover. Also a bit of missing paper at lower left of the back cover. Interior pages and the cover image are quite nice.