The Nissui Company was originally established as a fishing company over a century ago. At first, Nissui specialized in seafood products, but later branched out into many types of food which are still sold in Japan today. One of their
products was the Nissui American hot dog. Who was chosen to be the product's endorser? That good ole American, Mr. Giants, Shigeo Nagashima!
Nagashima's portrait and facsimile autograph appear on the plate on offer here, with his
name and his team's name printed just to the right of his ear. The portrait is framed at the bottom with the Nissui logo and the Japanese text, "Nissui American Hot Dog". The plate is made of polypropylene and appears to be unused. It is
another item that we have not encountered in the past.
Size: 5 1/2" in diameter. 1 oz.
Condition: Nm/Mt. Probably unused.