Lot # 20: 1931 JBR 106 U.S. Japan Tour Bromide Card--Toshiharu Inokawa Rare

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $75.00

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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

This lot features one of the players on the All Japan team who faced the U.S. Major League All Stars led by Lou Gehrig and Lefty Grove in 1931. The card, produced by an unknown manufacturer, is from the same set as the Frankie Frisch card of the previous lot. At this time, 20 cards from the set are known, including ten depicting U.S. Tour members and ten picturing members of the Japan All Stars. Only three or four copies of each card in the set are known to exist.

Interestingly, Toshiharu Inokawa also played for the All Japan team that faced Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, et. al. in 1934. During the 1934 Tour, Inokawa, a catcher/first baseman, was the leading hitter for the Japanese team, batting .348 and hitting a home run. He later enjoyed a 10 year career in Japan Pro Baseball. Blank backed.

Size: 1 3/8" x 2 5/8"

Condition: Fair to Good

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