Twelve players are depicted in the JCM 135 set, with each player appearing in between five and ten sequentially numbered cards depicting play action. Shigeo Nagashima has ten cards in the set. When placed side by side, Mr. Giants is seen running for a ground ball, fielding it, and then throwing it. These cards are rarely seen, and we know of only one complete set of the ten cards. The Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1 has assigned a scarcity factor of R5 to the JCM 135 set, signifying that five or fewer examples of each card are known.
The Shigeo Nagashima card offered here is card number six in the sequence. The vertical black strip on the card front contains the Japanese text (top to bottom) "Giants, Nagashima, infielder, number 6". Nagashima is intensely focused on making the grab. Two schoolboys are seen in the background. This is truly a scarce, early card of the third baseman whose fielding prowess was generally likened to that of Brooks Robinson.
Size: 1 3/4" x 2 15/16"
Condition: Vg with wide front borders.