Lot # 13: 1947 Uncatalogued Bromide Card--Isamu Fujii

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $25.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 57: Ended 4/25/2020",
which ran from 4/8/2020 4:00 PM to
4/25/2020 11:00 PM

Isamu Fujii is probably best known for hitting the first home run in the history of Japan Pro Baseball in 1936. A second claim to fame is that he was the star of his high school team that beat Kyoto Commercial High School with Eiji Sawamura on the mound at Koshien in 1934. Fujii played in Japan Pro Baseball from 1936 to 1958. He spent most of 1939 to 1945 in the Japanese army. After spending his prewar career with the Osaka Tigers, Fujii joined the Pacific team in 1946. While this card dates from 1947, Fujii is shown here wearing his 1946 Pacific uniform. The remainder of his playing career was spent with the Robins and the Whales, where the left handed first sacker became a feared slugger. His 122 RBIs in 1950 stood as a Whales team record for half a century. Fujii later had a nearly 25 year managing and coaching career with the Robins, Whales, Orions and Tigers. This is a chance to acquire a card of this star player who has career has often been overlooked by collectors. Blank backed.

Size: 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Condition: A beautiful, sharp image, but damage at the left border and a small tear at the top.

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