Lot # 90: 1975 JMC 1 NST/Mr. Baseball #56--Boog Powell & Shigeo Nagashima

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This image was undoubtedly taken during the 1971 Baltimore Orioles post season Tour of Japan. The Orioles had a won-loss record of 12-2-4 on the Tour. Boog Powell hit .398 with 6 homers in these contests. At the age of nearly 36 years, Shigeo Nagashima's career was beginning to wind down. He batted only .250 with 2 homers during the Tour.

In his three post-Orioles Tour seasons, Nagashima's performance diminished.  He never batted more than .269 during those years.  He retired at the end of the 1974 season. The 1975 JMC 1 set was produced to honor Nagashima in retirement.  Cards in the set depict Japan's Mr. Baseball throughout his entire career.  Shigeo Nagashima may be the most popular Japanese player ever, and is certainly the most beloved.

Size: 1 15/16" x 2 7/8"

Condition: Nm, 25/75 centering left to right on the front and 75/25 centering left to right on the back. All examples of this card that we have seen have similar centering.

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