Lot # 20: 1948 or 1949 Uncatalogued Very Large Bromide Card--Fumio Fujimura (HOF)--First Seen

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $35.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 61: Ended 6/27/2021",
which ran from 6/9/2021 8:00 PM to
6/26/2021 11:00 PM

This never-before-seen card features Osaka Tigers superstar Fumio Fujimura, and was originally a first prize premium on a display sheet. Fumio Fujimura, affectionately known as "Mr. Tigers", was the heart and soul of the Osaka team from 1936 to 1958. A third baseman, his lifetime batting average was exactly .300. Fujimura was known for his on-the-field intensity. Once, he and manager Kenjiro Matsuki (HOF) threw an umpire to the ground during a dispute over a strikeout. The resulting suspension ended his consecutive games played streak at 1,014.

Fujimura was Central League MVP in 1949. He was elected to six consecutive Best 9 teams and led the league in homers twice. In 1950, Fujimura batted .362 with 39 homers, 146 RBI and 100 walks over a 140 game season! His OBP was .465, and his OPS was a stratospheric 1.139! On this card, Fujimura is seen throwing from his third base position.

Blank Backed.

Size: 5 5/8" x 8 7/8"

Condition: Creasing at lower left and some staining. Overall Good.

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