Lot # 72: 1959 JCM 14b Sadaharu Oh (HOF) Bat on Right Rookie Menko--Pitching!

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 23 (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

When Sadaharu Oh signed with the Yomiuri Giants out of high school, people wondered whether he would be used as a first baseman or pitcher, as he had excelled on the mound as a schoolboy. This early season issue depicts him as a pitcher. Fortunately for the Giants, they decided before the regular season began to deploy him strictly as a first baseman. There are four different Sadaharu Oh cards in the JCM 14b set, but this one is the most popular by far, because of Oh's depiction as a pitcher.

Size: 1 13/16" x 3"

Condition: Fair with numerous surface creases, but very well centered and with thick, white borders. The extra paper and glue residue found on the back indicates that the card was originally part of a four card panel on a JCM 14b display sheet, and was hand cut into a single card by an early owner.

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