Lot # 7: 1966 Los Angeles Dodgers Japan Tour Presentation Album

Category: Featured Lots

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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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

In 1965, the Dodgers were World Champions. The following year they defended their title in the World Series, but were swept by the Baltimore Orioles. Less than two weeks later, the Dodgers were in Japan, playing 18 games against assorted Japan Pro Baseball opposition. Led by Hall of Fame manager Walter Alston, Maury Wills, and the Davis Boys, Tommy and Willie, the Dodgers played in various venues across Japan to large, cheering crowds.

This photograph album is a chronicle of that event. Not only are all the Dodger players featured in the album, but Japanese Hall of Famers and luminaries such as Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima and Masanori Murakami (first Japanese to play in the U.S. Major Leagues) are also shown. The crystal clear 8" x 10" photos are breathtaking. Unfortunately, the three panoramic photos are stuck together and we have not tried to open them. We do not know whether they can be opened without damage. This book would be a wonderful addition to the collection of any Dodger fan, or Tour of Japan collector.

Size: Album--14 1/2" x 10 1/2". 30 pages. 22 pages with 8" x 10" photos. Five pages with two 6 1/4" X 4 1/2" photos per page. Three panoramic photos.

Condition: Several of the 8" x 10" photos have a crease at the lower left corner, or a crease running along the left side. However all photo images are sharp and clear with no fading. The three panoramic photos cannot be opened at present. The front and back covers are Nm/Mt.

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