Lot # 8: c.1947 Uncatalogued Very Large Bromide--Tetsuharu Kawakami (HOF) Rookie?--First Seen

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 16 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 60: Ended 3/21/2021",
which ran from 3/5/2021 6:00 PM to
3/20/2021 11:00 PM

This is one of the earliest prize winner cards from a display sheet that we have seen. It was most likely a second prize winner card. The God of Batting is seen here wielding a very large first baseman's mitt. We are not certain as to whether this is a rookie card or second year card of the great left handed batter.

1947 was a down year for Tetsuharu Kawakami, but he did manage to bat .309. All statistics were depressed that season, as the livelier ball was still a couple years away from its introduction to Japan.

Size: 6" x 7 1/8"

Condition: Fair

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