Lot # 18: 1947 JBR 111 Oku Large Bromide Baseball Card—Fujio Ueda (Hawaii) (Rookie)

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $50.00

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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

Previously, only one type of Fujio Ueda rookie card was catalogued in Japanese Baseball Cards Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 3.0 by Gary Engel, that being the JBR 36 bromide card.  It turns out that the JBR 111 Oku Large Bromide set also contains a card of Ueda, and we have added it to the JBR 111 checklist.  Interestingly, the image on the JBR 111 card is identical to the JBR 36 card.  However, the JBR 36 card contains a line of text, where the JBR 111 card does not.

A graduate of Maui High School, Fujio Ueda, a second baseman/shortstop traveled to Japan to play for the Hankyu team of Japan Pro Baseball in 1937. He spent 11 years with Hankyu, retiring after the 1948 season. He was named to the league's Best 9 team in 1940, and to the Best 10 team in 1943. Beginning in 1950, he was a Pacific League umpire.

As there were no prewar cards issued of Ueda, this 1947 issue is a rookie card.  The winner of this card will own the only example known of this card.

Blank backed card

Size: 1 3/4" x 2 13/16"

Condition: Vg to Vg/Ex

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