The JF 24e Fujiya Gum Premiums will be listed for the first time in the Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 3.0, which is currently scheduled for publication later this year. The JF 24e premiums differ from other JF 24 cards in that the player surnames and teams are listed within a vertical black box on the front, and the cards also contain facsimile autographs have a thin white area around them. These rare cards will be assigned a scarcity factor of R5 in the new Guide, indicating that five or fewer copies of each card are known to exist.
This is definitely one of the scarcest rookie cards of Mr. Giants, Shigeo Nagashima. Nagashima, who is still felt by many to be the greatest Japanese baseball player ever, has more different rookie cards than any other player on either side of the Atlantic. However, only three copies are known of this newly catalogued issue. Any Nagashima card collection will be enhanced by the addition of this card. Blank backed.
Size: 5" x 7 1/2"