This unique 16 page book is a must for anyone interested in vintage Japanese autographs. The book, which was a premium included with the August 1950 issue of Yakyu Shonen magazine, contains facsimile autographs of the players for all 15 teams from Japan Pro Baseball, as if each player had signed on a team shikishi (traditional signing board).
The teams included in this volume are: Central League--Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Shochiku Robins, Chunichi Dragons, Taiyo Whales, Nishi Nippon Pirates, Hiroshima Carp and Kokutetsu Swallows. Pacific League--Nankai Hawks, Mainichi Orions, Daiei Stars, Hankyu Braves, Tokyu Flyers, Nishitetsu Clippers and Kintetsu Pearls.
On every page, each player's photograph (with accompanying player name in Japanese) is numbered. That number corresponds to a number printed next to one of the signatures on that page's shikishi. In this way, a given player's signature may be easily identified. Each team "shikishi" page has approximately 21 signatures.
Numerous Hall of Fame members' autographs are found in this book, including Victor Starffin, Tetsuharu Kawakami, etc., etc.
Size: 7 1/8" x 7 1/8". 26 pages.