According to the Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1, this card has a scarcity factor of R4, meaning that 10 or fewer examples are known in the hobby. Chiba's large facsimile autograph is found on the front
of the card. Shigeru Chiba, known as the "Formidable Buffalo," was one of the greatest second basemen of all time. After his return from service in World War II, he was named to seven consecutive Best 9 teams. he was inducted into the
Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. Blank backed.
Size; 5 3/4" X 7 5/8"