Lot # 100: c. Late 1960s Autographed Shikishi - Kazuhisa Inao (HOF)

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $65.00

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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

Inao (d. 2007) signed his name at left, with his team name, "Nishitetsu Lions" at right. Inao was dubbed Iron Arm in 1958 after pitching in all of the Lions' final nine games of the regular season, and then in six of seven Japan Series games, winning four. In 1959 and 1961, Inao pitched over 400 innings each year! He pitched over 370 innings in three other seasons as well. He started and relieved with equal effectiveness, winning over 30 games twice, including a 42 win season in 1961. It's amazing that he still found the arm strength to sign autographs!  The shikishi is autographed in a black sharpie type pen.

Size: 9 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Condition: Autograph-- 8.5 out of 10. Shikishi--Nm.

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