Lot # 15: 1930 JRM 41 Red or Blue Border Round Menko—Hisanori Karita (HOF) (Rookie)

Category: Baseball Cards

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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

There are only a few different rookie cards of Japan Hall of Fame member, Hisanori Karita, and this is one of them!  Karita's 20 year plus playing career spanned both the Golden Age of Big Six University baseball, and Japan Pro Baseball's early postwar era. As a student at Hosei U., Karita faced Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, et al during the 1934 Major League All Stars Tour of Japan. In 1936, the slick fielding second baseman participated in the first season of Japan Pro Baseball, forming the Million Dollar Double Play Combination with shortstop Shinichi Nakamura. In Spring 1938, Karita was named league MVP. He ultimately played for six Japan Pro Baseball franchises, often as player/manager before hanging up his cleats after the 1951 season.

Here we have a card of Hisanori Karita at the beginning of his Tokyo Big Six University League career. This rookie card depicts the slick fielding infielder sliding into second base.

Blank back card

Size:  2" in diameter

Condition:  Ex/Mt

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