Only two copies of this card are known to exist today. It features Osaka Tigers superstar Fumio Fujimura and was originally a first prize premium on a display sheet. Fumio Fujimura, affectionately known as "Mr. Tigers", was the heart and
soul of the Osaka team from 1936 to 1958. A third baseman, his lifetime batting average was exactly .300. Fujimura was known for his on-the-field intensity. Once, he and manager Kenjiro Matsuki (HOF) threw an umpire to the ground
during a dispute over a strikeout. The resulting suspension ended his consecutive games played streak at 1,014. Fujimura was Central League MVP in 1949. He was elected to six consecutive Best 9 teams and led the league in homers
twice. In 1950, Fujimura batted .362 with 39 homers, 146 RBI and 100 walks over a 140 game season! His OBP was .465, and his OPS was a stratospheric 1.139! This blank backed card has been inscribed in ink on the back by an early
owner, so we know this person's name, his age (14 years) and the fact that he was a second year student at Kouda Middle School.
Size: 7 1/16" x 9 13/16"
Condition: Would be Ex but has a 1/4" tear at the top border and an ink inscription from 1951 on the back.