The four card sequential subset of Shigeo Nagashima batting, found in JCM 30a, is one of the most sought after groups of Shigeo Nagashima rookie cards. Here, we have cards number 3 and 4 included on a four card uncut panel, which
was originally a second prize card found on a display sheet. The other two players appearing on the panel are no slouches either. Stanley Hashimoto was a Hawaiian school teacher whom the Toei Flyers signed as their first ever
American player in 1957. After struggling in his first season (.189 batting average), he returned for 1958 and blossomed, batting .281. He was named to the Pacific League Best 9 that year as a first baseman. Japan Hall of Famer Noboru
Aota, an outfielder, was a five time league home run champion, six time all-star and five time Best 9 award winner.
Size: The panel measures 3 5/8" x 6". Each card is 1 13/16" x 3".
Condition: The Hashimoto and Aota cards exhibit minor wear along the edges but have sharp corners. The Nagashima cards have no such wear and would grade Nm/Mt or better if cut carefully from the panel. There is extra paper
residue on the back of the panel in two places from the panel's originally having been attached to a display sheet. All four card panels of the era contain this extra paper, since all were mounted on display sheets by the manufacturer.