Only two examples of this card are known to exist! Tabe is known as the "Phantom of Pro Baseball." After an outstanding career at Meiji U., Tabe signed with the Dai
Nippon Tokyo Baseball Club which later became the Yomiuri Giants. He was a part of their 110 game barnstorming Tour of the U.S., in which the Japanese team played
many U.S. major and minor league teams. However, following the Tour, on the eve of the first Japan Pro Baseball season, he quit the Giants and never played in the
Japan Pro League. Tabe was killed in action during World War II at Okinawa. At Meiji U., Tabe played every position on the diamond. This attractive sepia tone
specimen shows Tabe as a pitcher. Blank backed.
Size: 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Condition: Would be Nm to Nm/Mt except for extra paper glued onto the blank back from the card's having been previously attached to a scrapbook.