Lot # 75: 1949 Shonen 3rd Year Magazine Postcard--Five HOFers--Fujimura, Fujimoto, Oshita, Chiba, Kozuru

Category: Postcards

Starting Bid: $40.00

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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

This postcard was inserted into an unknown late 1949 issue of a boys' magazine. All five players had spectacular years in 1949, with Fumio Fujimura (center) being both Central League batting and home run champion. The other four players depicted on the postcard are (counterclockwise from upper left): Makoto Kozuru, Hideo Fujimoto, Hiroshi Oshita and Shigeru Chiba. In our 32 years in the business of buying and selling Japanese baseball cards, this is the first example of this postcard that we have ever seen.

Size: 3 3/4" x 5 7/8"

Condition: Hand cut poorly along the right hand edge. Possibly there may have originally been a different postcard attached to this one. There is horizontal creasing across the top caused by having been issued bound in a magazine. Unused.

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