Lot # 38: c. 1951 Kaoru "Big Lebowski" Betto (HOF) Giant Size Color Bromide Baseball Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 10 (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

Known as the "Gentleman of Baseball," Betto was a collegiate star who didn't begin professional play until he was 28 years old. The bespectacled right handed slugger had a graceful spread legged stance reminiscent of Joe DiMaggio. In each of his first six professional seasons, first with the Hanshin Tigers, and later with the Mainichi Orions, he was selected to the league Best 9 team as an outfielder. Interestingly, in the U.S., Betto is best known for being pictured on a shirt worn by Jeff Bridges in the movie, The Big Lebowski. The shirt has reached cult status and replicas are still widely sold today. This card is a first prize winner bromide which was originally part of an unknown display sheet. Blank backed.

Size: 7 5/8" x 10 1/8"

Condition: Would be Ex, but has a bit of pencil or pen marking on the blank back near the bottom.

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