Lot # 73: 1962 JRM 55 Shonen Book Complete Round Menko Set of 15--12 HOFers--Oh, Nagashima--Rare

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 3 (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

The JRM 55 set has only been seen on a few occasions. It was included in an issue of Shonen Book Magazine as a series of perforated squares containing round menko to be individually punched out. This pristine set is unpunched as issued. The set has received the designation of R5 in the Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1 by Gary Engel, indicating that five or fewer copies of each card are known in the hobby. The players portrayed in the set are as follows: (top row, left to right) Isao Harimoto (HOF)/Masayuki Dobashi, Yasumitsu Toyoda (HOF)/Kazuhisa Inao (HOF), Sadaharu Oh (HOF)/Kunio Jonouchi (2nd row, left to right) Masaichi Kaneda (HOF)/Sadayuki Tokutake, Katsuya Morinaga/Kiyoshi Oishi, Minoru Murayama (HOF), (3rd row, left to right) Kohei Sugiyama, Akitoshi Kodama/Toshiaki Tokuhisa, Takeshi Kuwata/Toru Mori, (4th row left to right) Katsuya Nomura (HOF), Tadashi Sugiura (HOF), Shigeo Nagashima (HOF), Hiroshi Gondo (HOF)/Shinichi Eto (HOF), (bottom row, left to right) Yukio Ozaki, Kazuhiro Yamauchi (HOF)/Shoichi Ono. The line drawings are excellent player likenesses. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a seldom seen set from the early 1960s.

Size: Each card is 1 9/16" in diameter.

Condition: Cards are Nm, Nm/Mt and Mint as issued. Unpunched.

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