Lot # 9: 1934 JBR 48 U.S. All Star Tour of Japan Bromide--Nobuo Kura--RARE

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 56: Ended 11/17/2019",
which ran from 10/29/2019 2:00 PM to
11/16/2019 11:00 PM

The Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1 states that the JBR 48 set has a scarcity factor of R5, indicating that five or fewer copies of each card are known to exist. The JBR 48 set was issued to commemorate the 1934 U.S. All-Star Tour of Japan, featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Both American and Japanese participants are featured in the set. Kura was a catcher for Hosei University and later joined the Tokyo Giants, playing from their inaugural season in 1936 until 1939. He was drafted into the Japanese military in 1944 and died in the Battle of Okinawa. This card states that Kura is a member of the All-Japan team that faced Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, et al. Blank backed.

Size: 1 13/16" x 2 9/16"

Condition: SGC 3 (Vg)

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