Lot # 14: 1947 JCM 44 Ted Williams Back Menko--Takeshi Doigaki--SGC Graded

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 3 (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

Obviously, Ted Williams needs no introduction to anyone reading this lot description. His image appears on the back of all eight cards of the JCM 44 set. Interestingly, the Ted Williams backs are numbered 1 to 10, and any card front can be found in combination with any Williams back. This card has number 10 printed on the back. While Williams is a popular American icon, Takeshi Doigaki (the player shown on the front) is completely unknown to nearly all American baseball fans. Doigaki was the most prominent catcher of the postwar era in Japan, and surprisingly was never elected to the Hall of Fame. Playing primarily for the Hanshin Tigers and Mainichi Orions during his 18 year career (1940-1957), Doigaki won five consecutive Best 9 awards, and had a lifetime batting average of .282. He barely missed out on consecutive league batting championships.

Size: 1 3/8" x 2 5/8"

Condition: SGC Authentic (possibly because of the angled cut of the left border made by the manufacturer).

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