Lot # 24: 1948 JBR 19b Marusaka Large Bromide Baseball Card--HOFers Kawakami & Aota--RARE

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

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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

Apparently, the two Hall of Famers are checking out a bat. This is a second year card for each of these two all time great players. 1948 was Aota's first year to play for the Giants after coming over from the Hawks. He didn't waste any time impressing Giants fans, as he won the league batting and home run championships that year. Kawakami tied Aota for most homers and had 105 RBIs compared to Aota's 99. Just think...Aota had a better season at the plate than the God of Batting! (Kawakami's nickname). This card was originally a second prize winner on a display sheet associated with the JBR 19 Marusaka set of small sepiatone bromides. Only two copies of the card are known to exist.

Blank backed card.

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

Condition: The corners and image are sharp. The card was originally hand cut by the manufacturer.  The card was originally attached to a display sheet, and then glued into a photo album. As a result there is some extra glue and paper loss on the blank back, which has caused minor staining along the top on the front along with some rippling of the cardboard. The image is sharp, clear and dark.

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