Lot # 20: 1947 JCM 44 Ted Williams Back Menko Card Takeshi Doigaki--ROOKIE CARD

Category: Baseball Cards

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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

There are eight card fronts in the JCM 44 set, each featuring a different prominent Japanese player. Interestingly, there are ten different Ted Williams backs, each with a number from 1 to 10 and a math equation, but all having the same image of Williams. Any of the eight Japanese player fronts can be matched with any of the 10 Ted Williams backs! This card has Takeshi Doigaki on the front combined with the #10 Ted Williams back.

Takeshi Doigaki was the most prominent catcher of the postwar era in Japan, and surprisingly was never elected to the Hall of Fame. Playing primarily for the Hanshin Tigers and Mainichi Orions during his 18 year career (1940-1957), Doigaki won five consecutive Best 9 awards, and had a lifetime batting average of .282. He barely missed out on consecutive league batting championships.

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

Condition: Poor to Fair

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