Lot # 72: 1984 Uncatalogued Sadaharu Oh (HOF) Record Bromide Card

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 7 (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

Over the decades, we have offered a number of different Sadaharu Oh record bromides. However, this is the first example of this card type that we have seen. It must have been produced in 1984, because Oh is wearing a jersey with the 1984 Yomiuri Giants 50th Anniversary patch on the right sleeve. Oh had ended his active playing career in 1980. 1984 was his first year as manager of the Giants. Unfortunately, during his five seasons as manager, Oh skippered the team to only one Central League pennant (1987). "Sadaharu Oh, Manager" is printed in the lower right corner. The autograph on the card is a facsimile. The back contains advertisements for the Fuji camera HR -1600, as well as for Ito-Yokado, a chain of general merchandise stores. The advertising causes us to wonder whether this was a promotional item given to attendees of a particular game, but that idea may be incorrect. We also don't know if there are additional cards in the set. We have not played the recording, so we don't know what information is on it.

Size: 6" x 8 1/4"

Condition: Ex

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