From the beginning of Japan Pro Baseball in 1936 to the end of the 1981 season, the Giants and Tigers had played each other 997 times with the Giants having won 536 games, the Tigers winning 419 times, and the teams having played to a tie on 42 occasions. This shikishi, which was to be placed between a student's desk and the sheet of paper he/she was writing on, was produced in early 1982 to honor the 1,000th game between the two teams. The game was to be played early in the 1982 season.
Photos of all time Giants and Tigers greats adorn the front including (top diagonal row) Eiji Sawamura, Masaru Kageura, Tetsuharu Kawakami, Fumio Fujimura (middle diagonal row) Sadaharu Oh, Masaaki Koyama, Suguru Egawa, Masayuki Kakefu, (bottom diagonal row) Shigeo Nagashima, Minoru Murayama. All but Egawa are Japan Baseball Hall of Fame members. The year-by-year season records for the teams when playing each other is printed beneath the player images. The reverse side contains 1982 rosters for both teams.
Size: 5" x 7 1/4"