Lot # 124: 1947-48 First 12 Issues of Yakyu Fan Magazine in Bound Volume-- Babe Ruth, Victor Starffin Covers

Category: Publications

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

We believe that The Yakyu Fan (Baseball Fan) magazine had a short life, as we have never seen an issue published later than June 1950. Here we have a bound volume containing the first 12 issues. The first issue, featuring Babe Ruth on the cover, was published in May 1947. The next 11 issues were published monthly from July 1947 through May 1948. We have no idea why two months elapsed between the first and second issues. The first issue does not have any Ruth content inside. In fact, all twelve issues deal solely with Japanese baseball. The covers are all quite attractive. Japan Hall of Fame member cover subjects are: 7/47--Hiroshi Oshita, 10/47--Kazuto Tsuruoka, 11/47--Victor Starffin, 12/47 --Hiroshi Oshita, 4/48--Fumio Fujimura, 5/48 Kaoru Betto (color). The magazines were professionally bound with a soft cover, presumably by the publisher.

Size: 7 1/8" x 10". Each magazine is approximately 36 pages.

Condition: The binder and most magazines are Nm/Mt.

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