Lot # 95: c. 1950 Four Yomiuri Giants Hall of Famer Autographs incl. Kawakami

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 four autographs offered here were removed from an autograph book. The players who signed are Japan baseball Hall of Famers (upper left) 1st baseman Tetsuharu Kawakami (d. 2013) (upper right) pitcher Hideo Fujimoto (d. 1997) (lower left) second baseman Shigeru Chiba (d. 2002) (lower right) outfielder Noboru Aota (d. 1997). Three of the four autographs appear to be signed in ballpoint pen. Chiba signed in black marker. The autographs might have been signed anywhere between 1948 and 1952 (Aota's years with the Giants). The Giants were Japan champions in 1949, 1951 and 1952 and these players were the club's nucleus.

Size: Each sheet of paper is 3 1/2" x 5".

Condition: Fujimoto--10 out of 10. Aota--9 out of 10. Kawakami--6 out of 10. Chiba--would be 10 out of 10 but paper is missing at the very bottom of his signature.

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