Lot # 31: 1947 JBR 153 Marutsu Bromide Card--Henry Tadashi Bozo Wakabayashi (HOF) (Hawaii)

Category: Baseball Cards

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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

JBR 153 cards are known for their sepia colored decorative text artistically placed around the player images. JBR 153 carries a scarcity factor of R4, meaning that between six and ten copies of the card offered here are known to exist. Pitcher/manager Bozo Wakabayashi is depicted here, surrounded by Japanese text listing his name, his team name and nickname (Hanshin Tigers), his place of origin (Hawaii), his Tokyo Big Six University team (Hosei), and the fact that he is currently a manager as well as a pitcher.

It is believed that this set was issued in the off-season between the 1947 and 1948 seasons. In 1947, Wakabayashi managed the Tigers to the league pennant with a 79-37-3 record, and a 12 1/2 game margin over the second place Chibu Nippon Dragons. Additionally, as a pitcher, Wakabayashi led the team with a 26-12, 2.09 season on the mound. It was quite a year for the Hawaiian right hander who would ultimately be one of the few Americans enshrined in the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame.

Blank backed card.

Size: Approximately 1 1/2" x 2 1/8"

Condition: Ex/Mt

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