Lot # 97: 1978 JY 6 Yamakatsu Baseball Card Sadaharu Oh (HOF) Home Run Prize Card Overprint Variation

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $90.00

Bids: 9 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

The JY 6 Yamakatsu set has always been popular with collectors because of the crisp, high quality, pure card color photos of the players, along with ultra white backs, and the fact that it is one of the earliest American sized baseball card sets produced in Japan. There are two cards in the set that feature Sadaharu Oh. This one is the "hitting ball" card.

What makes this card special is that it has the Home Run Prize stamp printed by the manufacturer on the back. This overprint is seen only rarely on cards in the JY 6 set, and we have seen it only a few times on the back of Sadaharu Oh cards. The reason for the scarcity of JY 6 Home Run Prize cards is obvious. The company didn't want to award too many prizes to collectors. The example offered here is unredeemed.  Therefore, it does not contain any damage caused during the redemption process.  Thus, we have here a rare variation that is not seen often, even in the most impressive collections of Sadaharu Oh baseball cards.

Size: 2 3/8" x 3 3/8"

Condition: Nm

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