Only two vintage Japanese cards have ever been printed that contain a photo of Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron together. Offered here is the JMC 2 NST / Mr Baseball card #89 which depicts both superstar sluggers.
On November 2, 1974, in front of 50,000 fans at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo and millions more on Japanese TV, Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh engaged in a home run hitting contest prior to one of the games of the New York Mets Tour of Japan against the All Japan team. In a tense, exciting contest, Aaron defeated Oh by a score of 10 homers to 9. On the eve of this historic contest, Oh and Aaron posed for photos. The image on this card is the same as one of the photos taken during that photo session.
At the time of the contest, Oh was then 34 years old and had slugged 634 homers, while Aaron at age 40 had hit 733. On September 3, 1977, Oh would smack his 756th career to surpass Aaron and become the world home run champion.
Size: 2 7/8" x 1 15/16"
Condition: SGC 3.5 (VG+). The card would have graded much higher if not for the small stain near the upper border at center.