The Morinaga Standups cards were originally imported to the U.S. by American servicemen in the late 1960s. As such, they have been widely known to American baseball card collectors longer than nearly any Japanese issue. These large size cards with their higher photo quality than American cards of the era and unique, easel type standup feature, have always been quite popular on both sides of the Pacific. However, what was unknown to collectors until recent years, is that there are five cards that were missing from the sets imported from Japan nearly 50 years ago. These five cards are even rarer than the almost non-existent Kabaya-Leaf cards. At present, only five examples of this card are known. This example retains its original vibrant colors and is in top condition. However, the standup feature on the back has been opened at least once previously, and the non-essential diecut piece is no longer present, as is common with Morinaga Standup Cards. Your Morinaga set is not complete unless you have a copy of this card!
Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Condition: Ex/Mt to Nm