Lot # 18: 1949 JRM 2a Tetsuharu Kawakami (HOF) Starburst Menko--PSA 5. 1 of 1. Only one graded higher.

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $30.00

Bids: 10 (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

There are four versions of the JRM 2 set (JRM 2, 2a, 2b and 2c), each with a different diameter. Cards in the JRM 2a set have a diameter of approximately 2 5/8". This card is a JRM 2a and appears to be one of only three PSA graded examples of the Kawakami card. It is the only PSA 5, with one example graded higher.

1949 was a banner year for Tetsuharu Kawakami. He batted .330 with 24 homers and 129 RBI. His Yomiuri Giants won the pennant by an astounding 16 games! Kawakami was named to the Best Nine team at first base.

Size: 2 5/8" in diameter

Condition: PSA 5 (Ex)

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