Lot # 3: 1964 JCM 11 Marusan Color Menko Display w/ All Three 1st Prize Uncut Card Sheets--88 Cards/3 comp. sets

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Starting Bid: $400.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 58 Ended 8/29/2020",
which ran from 8/10/2020 8:00 PM to
8/29/2020 11:00 PM

Menko card uncut panels and sheets were often attached to display sheets by the manufacturer. These sheets generally hung in a dagashiya or candy store. Single menko cards were typically sold in the store in small hanging bundles (or taba). When a purchaser drew a card from a hanging bundle with a special printed number on the back, he or she became eligible to select a group of uncut cards from a display sheet. First prize winners selected an uncut 16 card sheet. Second prize winners won a four card panel, while third prize winners selected an uncut pair. Uncut card sheets and panels were mounted to display sheets with a small amount of adhesive. The actual display sheets were made of newspaper stock and thrown away after the prize cards were removed. Due to their flimsy nature and the practice of card removal, very few intact manufacturer's display sheets have survived to the present day. We are pleased to be able to offer one of these seldom seen original displays, complete with actual cards as issued by the manufacturer. This display contains a total of 88 JCM 11 cards (A complete set consists of 28 cards). Therefore, most likely three complete sets can be made from this display.

The following Hall of Famers/Golden Players appear on the sheet in multiple quantities: Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima, Masaichi Kaneda, Isao Harimoto, Katsuya Nomura, Futoshi Nakanishi, Isao Shibata, Shinichi Eto, Kazuhiro Yamauchi. Also Americans Kent Hadley and Jim Marshall.

Size: 88 cards--three 16 card uncut sheets, six uncut panels of four cards, eight uncut card pairs. Each individual card is 1 13/16" x 3". The display sheet is 34" x 23".

Condition: All cards mounted to the sheet are Mint as issued with some off-centering. The display sheet contains some fraying and tearing at the edges.

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