Lot # 43: 1949 JK 2 Karuta Card--Kaoru Betto (HOF)--PSA 7--Only Graded Example

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 JK 2 Karuta card of Kaoru Betto is the only example graded to date, so it is 1 of 1 at this level with none graded higher. 1949 was Betto's second season in Japan Pro Baseball. The man made famous to Americans because of the t-shirts bearing his image batted a robust .322 that season with 39 homers and 126 RBI. His outstanding performance resulted in his being named to the league Best 9 team as an outfielder.

Blank backed card.

Size: 2 3/16" x 2 13/16"

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