Lot # 134: 1950 First Japan Series Press Badge

Category: Misc.

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 5 (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 ribbon badge was worn by a member of the Japanese press corps during the inaugural Japan Series between the Mainichi Orions and Shochiku Robins. The Orions, managed by Yoshio Yuasa, prevailed in six games over the Robins, managed by Hall of Fame member Tokuro Konishi. The Orions, a first year franchise, were led by Hall of Famers Kaoru Betto, Henry "Bozo" Wakabayashi (Hawaii), rookie Atsushi Aramaki and veteran Shosei Go (Taiwan). Betto was named MVP of the Series. The badge has a safety pin back, and is attached to a cloth ribbon. The Japanese text on the ribbon states "journalist badge". This is the first time we have ever offered a 1950 Japan Series badge.

Size: 2" x 4 1/2"

Condition: Ex/Mt to Nm

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