Asayama Gum cards are truly rare. The JF 35a set carries an R5 designation 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. Actually, we know of only two copies of this card. Therefore, the winner of this card will have a copy of a truly difficult card to obtain.
Eishiro Yoshie was born in 1922 in Vancouver, Canada. He went to high school in Japan and participated in the National High School Baseball Championships at Koshien. He then moved on to Waseda U., where he was a student athlete during the war years of the early 1940s. After graduation, he played in Japan amateur baseball, until joining Japan Pro Baseball in 1948. From 1948-1950, Yoshie, a pitcher, played for three different professional teams, finishing his career with the Yomiuri Giants. He died in 1986 at the age of 63.
Blank backed card.
Size: 1 1/16" x 1 7/16"
Condition: Corners and borders are in perfect condition. A few horizontal surface scrapes on the front. Evidence on the back of having been previously glued to an album. Overall Vg.