Lot # 115: 1970s Masaichi Kaneda (HOF) Autographed Photo--Rare and Bold Signature

Category: Autographs

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 2 (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

For only the third time in our 34 years of buying, selling and auctioning Japanese sports memorabilia, we present a vintage Masaichi Kaneda (1933-2019) autographed photo. In fact, this is the first time since 2007 that we have been able to offer such an item. This black & white, postcard sized masterpiece dates from Kaneda's stint as manager of the Lotte Orions (1973 to 1978). In 1974, Kaneda piloted the Orions to the Japan Series title. Japan's greatest pitcher ever (at least prior to Shohei Ohtani) and 400 game winner inscribed a bold Japanese signature in black marker. We believe that this photo was signed during the 1975 season.

Size: 3 9/16" x 5 1/2"

Condition: Autograph--10 out of 10. Photo--minor chipping at the edges. The word "Kaneda" is printed in English on the blank back.

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