This is one of the few times that we have ever encountered this set. In a way JCM 27 is a throwback set, as there are no other diecut menko issues printed after 1950! The group of cards offered here comprises the complete set.
Based on the players and teams included, the set must have been produced between 1967 and 1969. The cards are designed in the style of the popular manga series Kyojin no Hoshi. While the images on the card fronts look almost nothing like the actual players (as named on the card backs), this is still a unique and colorful set of menko.
Players included in the set: (top row, left to right) Sadaharu Oh (HOF), Shigeo Nagashima (HOF), Masaichi Kaneda (HOF), Yutaka Enatsu (bottom row, left to right) Shinichi Eto (HOF), Tsuneo Horiuchi (HOF), Isao Shibata (Golden Player), Kentaro Shimada.
Size: Each card is 1 1/4" x 2 7/8"
Condition: Nm/Mt and Mint