Lot # 16: 1930 JDM 15 High School & Big Six U. Die Cut Menko--Kazuo Momose--Rikkio U.--Rare

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 10 (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

Kazuo Momose was born in 1908 in Nagano Prefecture. In 1924 he entered Matsumoto Commercial School. In 1928, he was a member of the Matsumoto team that won the National High School Baseball Championship at Koshien. In 1929, he entered Rikkio University, where he was a catching mainstay until his graduation in March 1934. In 1932, the Rikkio team took a two month journey to the United States, playing numerous collegiate teams along the way. Mr. Momose's "Expedition Journal" provides us with a day-by-day look into what happened on the tour. Momose did not play pro baseball. Instead, he went into business, ultimately becoming president of Kazuo Momose Materials. Mr. Momose passed away in 1998.

Prewar diecut menko are highly prized by collectors around the world. The JDM 15 set is rare. Only a few copies of each card exist today, as currently extant cards from the set had to survive 90 years of Japanese history to make it into the hands of collectors. Momose's surname is printed down the center on the reverse, just above his team name.

Size: 1 1/16" x 3 3/16"

Condition: Ex/Mt to Nm. The only flaws are minor edge wear and a bit of ink bleed on the reverse from some of the printing on the front.

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