Lot # 92: 1968 JGA 152 Shonen Book Trump Keishi Suzuki (HOF) Only Rookie Card--Scarce

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $50.00

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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

While many Japan Pro Baseball greats have dozens of different rookie cards, Keishi Suzuki has only the one card--and it is quite scarce. The Japanese Baseball Card Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 2.1 has awarded the JGA 152 set a scarcity factor of R4, signifying that ten or fewer copies of this card are known.

Left hander Keishi Suzuki is one of only five Japanese pitchers to win at least 300 games during his Japan Pro Baseball career. Winning 300 or more games is an even more impressive feat in Japan than in the U.S., as the Japanese season during Suzuki's career was generally limited to 130 games. Moreover, his 317 career wins is even more remarkable when one considers that he played his entire 20 year career with the Kintetsu Buffaloes, a perennial second division Pacific League team. Since Suzuki's retirement in 1985, no Japanese pitcher has even come close to the 300 victory plateau.

This is a rare opportunity for you to own a rookie card of one of Japan's all time pitching greats.

Size: 1 15/16" x 3 1/16"

Condition: Ex/Mt to Nm

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