Lot # 17: 1947 JBR 109 Marui Decorative Small Image Bromides--Hiroshi Oshita (HOF)

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $35.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 62: Ended 11/14/2021",
which ran from 10/30/2021 8:00 PM to
11/13/2021 11:00 PM



This second year card of the Man with the Blue Bat, Hiroshi Oshita, is one of three Oshita cards that appear in this set. The JBR 109 set has been assigned a scarcity factor of R5 in the Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1 by Gary Engel, signifying that five or fewer copies of this card are known to exist.

A left handed hitting outfielder, Oshita, a native of Taiwan, was known not only for using a blue bat, but also for his sordid off-the-field behavior. A graduate of Meiji University and a trained kamikaze pilot, Oshita was selected to seven Best 9 teams and won three batting titles and an MVP award.

Blank backed card.

Size: 1 3/4" x 2 5/8"

Condition: Ex/Mt

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