Lot # 21: 1949 JDM 3 Airplane Diecut Menko Complete BB Set PSA Graded--All Are HOFers incl. Betto

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $100.00

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This set has long been a favorite of Japanese baseball collectors due to the unusual diecut airplane theme. The three Japan Hall of Fame players portrayed in the set are (from left) Kaoru "Big Lebowski" Betto, the "Gentleman of Baseball" PSA 8 (1 0f 1, none higher), Tetsuharu Kawakami, the "God of Batting" PSA 6 (1 of 1, one higher), and Kawakami's fierce rival, Hiroshi Oshita PSA 5 (1 of 1, none higher).  These players were arguably the three best hitters of the early postwar era.

Since two of these three cards are the highest PSA graded examples, the winner of this lot will own the highest professionally graded JDM 3 set in existence! These cards are part of a larger set consisting mostly of non-baseball airplane menko. To of our knowledge, none of the non-baseball cards have been graded by PSA. Blank backed.

Size: Each card is approximately 2 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Condition: Betto--PSA 8 (Nm/Mt), Kawakami--PSA 6 (Ex/Mt), Oshita--PSA 5 (Ex). This is the highest graded PSA JDM 3 baseball set in existence.

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