Lot # 92: 1961 JGA 21 Shonen Magazine Playing Cards--Sadaharu Oh (HOF)

Category: Baseball Cards

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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

The fronts of this unique, 54 card set include the player name, team, batting and pitching hand, position uniform number and team flag, along with the playing card and player photo. This card depicts world home run king. Sadaharu Oh during his third year with the Yomiuri Giants. Oh is rightfully adorning the king of clubs in this card deck. What other card would be so fitting?

Actually, Shonen Magazine was quite prescient in giving Oh such an important position in the deck. At the end of the 1961 season, he had hit only 37 homers in his career and had never batted above .270! However, in 1962, Oh began his unprecedented string of 13 consecutive years in which he led the Central League in home runs, and also began his run of 18 consecutive Central League Best 9 awards.

Size: 1 9/16" x 2 1/2"

Condition: Ex

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