Lot # 53: 1950 JBR 41c Yamakatsu Very Large Bromide--Hideo Fujimoto (HOF) High Grade

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $40.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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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

While we have seen examples of this card very occasionally in the past, It was only recently that the prize cards from the JBR 41 Yamakatsu cards were identified and catalogued as such, and this card was found to be one of them. In fact, there were four prize levels on 1950 JBR 41 Yamakatsu bromide display sheets, with this card being one of the second prize winners. The card will be checklisted in the forthcoming Vintage Edition 3.0 of the Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide by Gary Engel, scheduled to be released later this year.

Korean native Hideo Fujimoto is the all time Japan Pro Baseball leader in lifetime ERA (1.90), single season ERA (0.73) and all time winning percentage (.697). He is credited with introducing the slider to Japanese baseball. He pitched the first perfect game in Japan Pro Baseball history. He is a Sawamura (Japan Cy Young) Award winner. In 1943 alone, he pitched in 432 2/3 innings, threw 19 complete game shutouts and went 100 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run!

Blank backed card.

Size: 4 1/16" x 6 1/4"

Condition: Nm. There is a bit of paper residue on the blank back because the card was origianlly attached to a display sheet by the manufacturer. All examples of this card will have such residue (and usually more!).

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