Lot # 2: 1959 JBR 141 Sadaharu Oh Rookie Card--Only Two Copies Known to Exist--Only Graded Example PSA 6

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Item was in Auction "Auction 63: Ended 4/9/2022",
which ran from 3/26/2022 7:00 PM to
4/9/2022 11:00 PM



Twelve small round baseball cards appeared in uncut sheet form in a 1959 issue of Shukan Shonen Magazine. The card fronts consist of pure card blue tint headshots surrounded by very thin blue borders. The player's name in Japanese is found on the reverse side. The key card in the set is a rookie issue of Sadaharu Oh.

JBR 141 cards are rarely seen. Moreover, of the few examples uncovered to date, nearly all were cut from the sheet crudely by children, as it is quite difficult to cut smooth, clean, consistent round borders with a scissors. Luckily, this Oh card is perfectly round and has quite smooth borders all the way around. It is one of only two JBR 141 examples of Sadaharu Oh known to date, and is the only example graded by PSA or any other professional grading service.

PSA has assigned a grade of 6 (Ex/Mt) to this card. The other known example of the card has quite crooked borders and would surely receive a much lower grade than the card offered here if it were ever submitted to a professional grading service. Moreover, the ungraded card is part of an extensive collection of Japanese cards that will not be broken up for many years, if ever.

This is a rare opportunity for someone to obtain a special and super rare Sadaharu Oh rookie card.

Size: 13/16" in diameter

Condition:  PSA 6--Ex/Mt

 

 

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