Lot # 28: 1949 & 1950 Four Different Victor Starffin (HOF) (Russia) Bromide Baseball Cards

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $100.00

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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

Victor Starffin, a Russian immigrant in Japan, was the first non-Japanese elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame. He pitched for the 1934 All Japan team that faced the Ruth/Gehrig Major League All Stars. He traveled to the US with the Yomiuri Giants (Japan's first pro team) in 1935 and 1936. From 1936 (first year of Japan Pro Baseball) until 1955 he was a dominant pitcher while playing for the Giants, Robins and Stars. He ultimately became the first pitcher to win 300 games in Japan.

Starffin is featured here on four cards: (top left) 1950 JBR 9 Marutoku Narrow Black & White Bromide (top right) 1949 JBR 83 Color Bromide with Black Text (bottom left and right) two different 1950 JBR 41 Yamakatsu Bromides.

Size: JBR 9--1 9/16" x 2 1/2". JBR 83--2 1/4" x 2 1/2". JBR 41--1 3/4" x 2 1/2".

Condition: Range--Fair to Vg. Average Condition--Good.

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