Lot # 58: c. 1952 Uncatalogued Glico Caramel--Fumio Fujimura (HOF)--Only Known Example

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 29 (Bid History)

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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

Over the years, we have seen four or five different cards from this set, but this is the only example we are aware of that pictures Fumio Fujimura. Cards from this set could be redeemed for premiums, thus accounting for their scarcity. The Fujimura card was worth one point toward some cool prizes, including bats, gloves and gyroscopes! The card back lists the available prizes.

The Glico Co. was established in 1922. Their first and most famous product was Glico Caramel. The company still exists today, and over the years has expanded to include a large assortment of food products. After producing a few cards in 1930, Glico halted card production, only to resume as one of the many candy companies that took part in the redeemable baseball card craze of 1952 and 1953. That mania ended after only two years, marking the end of Glico as a card producer.

Fumio Fujimura was named third baseman on the Central League Best 9 team in 1952 after batting .314 with 20 homers in 120 games. It was his sixth consecutive Best 9 award.

Size: 1 7/16" x 2 3/8"

Condition: Good

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