Lot # 26: 1949 JBR 51a Hideo Fujimoto (HOF) (Korea) Giant Size Color Bromide Baseball Card--RARE

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $30.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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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

Only three copies of this card are known to exist in the hobby. The card is a first prize premium from a display sheet for the fairly well known JBR 51 color bromide set. Korean native Hideo Fujimoto is the all time Japan Pro Baseball leader in lifetime ERA (1.90), single season ERA (0.73) and all time winning percentage (.697). He is credited with introducing the slider to Japanese baseball. He pitched the first perfect game in Japan Pro Baseball history. He is a Sawamura (Japan Cy Young) Award winner. In 1943 alone, he pitched in 432 2/3 innings, threw 19 complete game shutouts and went 100 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run! He was also a decent hitter, batting .245 in nearly 1,500 plate appearances, occasionally playing second base, third base, and outfield. The 5' 7" 145 right hander is certainly one of the most overlooked of the great Japanese baseball players. Blank backed.

Size: 7 3/8" x 9 7/8"

Condition: Paper loss at the corners as a result of removal from photo mounts. Also, extra paper on the blank back at upper center from having been once mounted in an album. Overall Good.

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