The JF 45a Glico Caramel Type 1 set has been assigned a scarcity factor of R5 in the Japanese Baseball Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1 by Gary Engel, signifying that five or fewer copies of this card are known to exist.
This example still retains its coupon at the bottom. Few JF 45a cards with coupons exist in the hobby, since most were used to obtain various prizes from the manufacturer, which are described on the back of the card in Japanese text.
Hall of Famer Tokuji Iida was a top first baseman during his 17 year career in Japan Pro Baseball with the Hawks and Swallows (1947-1963). He earned the 1955 Pacific League MVP award, and had a consecutive appearances streak of
Size: 1 1/2" x 2 5/8"