While Andre the Giant (born Andre Roussimoff) is best known in North America for his 19 year run in the World Wrestling Federation (1973-1991), he was an established international superstar wrestler long before that. He began his professional wrestling career in his native country of France at age 18 in 1964. By the time he entered the WWF, he had wrestled all over the world and was especially well known in Japan. As a result, the first cards produced of Andre the Giant emanate from the Land of the Rising Sun. We are pleased to offer one of these rookie cards at auction.
The Yamakatsu Company had been producing baseball cards, other sports cards and non-sport cards for more than 25 years, when they produced the wrestling set in which this card appears. The card is number 29 in the set. In our previous auction, we presented card #25.
Biographical information about Andre is printed on the back in Japanese. He is listed at 7' 3 3/4" and 440 lbs. The card erroneously states that he is from Spain, rather than from France. It correctly states that he had performed in Canada.
This is your opportunity to obtain a rarely seen rookie card depicting one of the greatest and most popular professional wrestlers of all time.
Size: 2" x 2 3/4"
Condition: SGC 7 (Nm)