Apparently, these two Hall of Famers are checking
out a bat. This is a second year card for each of these all-time great players.
1948 was Aota's first year to play for the Giants after coming over from the
Hawks. He didn't waste any time impressing Giants fans, as he won the league
batting and home run championships that year. Kawakami tied Aota for most
homers and had 105 RBIs compared to Aota's 99. Just think...Aota had a better
season at the plate than the God of Batting! (Kawakami's nickname).
was originally a second prize winner on a display sheet associated with the JBR
19 Marusaka set of small sepia bromides. Only three copies of the card are
known to exist.
Blank back card
Size: 5 3/4" x 3 3/8"
Condition: The card would be Ex, except that a Japanese character within a circle has been
written in the upper left corner of the blank back by a previous owner. Also, glue and paper residue appear along one
edge of the blank back because of previous attachment to a display sheet. All examples of this card will contain such